PACEM Preparing for Upcoming Winter Season

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -The Charlottesville grassroots organization People and Congregations Engaged in Ministry (PACEM) is gearing up for shelter season. PACEM is comprised of more than 80 congregations and 3,000 volunteers who serve the homeless during the coldest of days. PACEM provides thermal shelter for people who would otherwise be sleeping on the streets during … Continue reading “PACEM Preparing for Upcoming Winter Season”

Sept 2016 E-News: An Open Letter to Our Friends

With less than two months until the start of the PACEM season, we are busy in the office preparing for the 13th year of providing emergency shelter to the area’s homeless. Of course, PACEM could not operate without your support and that of Charlottesville and the greater community. To keep our supporters connected, we are launching … Continue reading “Sept 2016 E-News: An Open Letter to Our Friends”

Stories of Success

Although our shelters are dormant during the warmer months, we continue to work on behalf of our guests. Many of them—especially those who are unable to find an apartment or fall back on family and friends—continue to weave through our lives during the spring and summer. PACEM Case Manager, Adriana Nicholson, shares the story of … Continue reading “Stories of Success”

PACEM Works to Keep Homeless Safe from Frigid Weather

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – Frigid temperatures mean more work for some people in Charlottesville, hoping to keep others safe from the cold. The wintry weather also means more need for coats, hats, and boots to help keep the homeless warm. Below freezing temperatures made for packed houses at shelters around central Virginia. People and Congregations Engaged … Continue reading “PACEM Works to Keep Homeless Safe from Frigid Weather”

Batten class awards $35,000 in grants to local nonprofits

A class in the Batten school gave away $35,000 in grants to five different local nonprofit organizations last week. “NGOs in the Policy Arena,” co-taught by Batten Prof. Paul Martin and Grey McLean of the Adiuvans Foundation, is designed to teach students how nonprofits operate in the context of public policy. The class has been … Continue reading “Batten class awards $35,000 in grants to local nonprofits”

Albemarle Co. Church Providing Safe Space for Homeless

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) –A network of churches in Charlottesville and Albemarle County are again providing space for the homeless to lay their heads. People And Congregations Engaged in Ministry (PACEM) is the nonprofit organization that coordinates this community effort. The Church of the Incarnation has been hosting the homeless for the last two weeks. … Continue reading “Albemarle Co. Church Providing Safe Space for Homeless”

As Temps Drop, PACEM Opens Doors to Homeless

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (NEWSPLEX) — Winter months are fast approaching, and PACEM is already helping dozens of people in Charlottesville’s homeless community come in from the cold. The organization provides a seasonal shelter of last resort for people with nowhere else to go. “It’s especially hard to live on the streets in this weather, when it … Continue reading “As Temps Drop, PACEM Opens Doors to Homeless”