Secure Seniors Program is a success for the homeless

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — Two local homeless advocacy nonprofits are seeing some success housing homeless seniors. PACEM is working with the group AIM and the two have developed a program to help seniors get into an affordable housing situation. It’s called the Secure Seniors Program. As the population in Central Virginia and across the nation … Continue reading “Secure Seniors Program is a success for the homeless”

Faith helped local guy “see” the homeless

For two weeks each January, Spring Hill Baptist Church in Ruckersville becomes home to 50 men who would otherwise be on the streets in sub-freezing temperatures. As a participant with People and Congregations Engaged in Ministry (PACEM), Spring Hill has hosted the men for more than a decade. While many volunteers get involved with feeding, … Continue reading “Faith helped local guy “see” the homeless”

Dinner is served: Chef brings women together to help the homeless

Duner’s executive chef Laura Fonner has spearheaded a drive to provide chef-driven, home-cooked suppers for PACEM—an organization that provides cold-weather shelter for the homeless—each Tuesday throughout the winter months. She was inspired to take action after helping to serve at a PACEM dinner late last winter. “I met a man who had worked in restaurants his whole … Continue reading “Dinner is served: Chef brings women together to help the homeless”

Six Pack Songwriter Series to Benefit PACEM

On November 18th, The Southern Café and Music Hall will host the Six Pack Songwriter Series. The show is offered twice a year and features six local singer/songwriters with proceeds benefiting a local non-profit. This November’s show will support PACEM and features an all-star lineup of local performers. You can purchase tickets here.

Nonprofits Team Up to Reduce Senior Homelessness

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – Just a few months into its existence, a new program is seeing success in getting seniors off the streets of Charlottesville. Two faith-based nonprofits teamed up to make it happen. The Secure Seniors Program is a new initiative to end homelessness for people over the age of 55 in the area. Since … Continue reading “Nonprofits Team Up to Reduce Senior Homelessness”

Area Churches and Organizations Prep to Provide Shelter During Winter

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – Charlottesville area churches and other organizations are gearing up for the cold winter months ahead. PACEM (People and Congregations Engaged in Ministry) will soon open its doors to shelters in order to provide homeless people with a meal, a place to sleep, and good company. Organizers say they’re getting ready to distribute supplies … Continue reading “Area Churches and Organizations Prep to Provide Shelter During Winter”

PACEM, Local Church Join Forces to House Homeless Community During Hurricane

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – A Charlottesville nonprofit is teaming up with First Presbyterian Church to make sure the homeless community will have shelter before Hurricane Florence arrives. People and Congregations Engaged in Ministry (PACEM) is a nonprofit based in Charlottesville that helps provide shelter for homeless people during months of severe weather, and has made the decision … Continue reading “PACEM, Local Church Join Forces to House Homeless Community During Hurricane”