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”