In search of shelter

Cville Weekly, 2/21/2024: On a cold morning following a night with temperatures in the teens, Quincy Scott and Cheryl Burroughs are among the first to gather on the benches that line the Downtown Mall. Tents, sleeping bags, and blankets are pulled snug against the transit center to take advantage of an overhang that juts out … Continue reading “In search of shelter”

As chronic homelessness rises in the Charlottesville area, one type of housing that can help has been delayed because of rising construction costs

Charlottesville Tomorrow, 2/20/2024: Despite receiving funding from both the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, the next phase of the Premier Circle low-cost housing project is delayed once more.  Virginia Supportive Housing won’t be able to start building its 80 units of permanent supportive housing until summer, said Julie Anderson, director of real estate development … Continue reading “As chronic homelessness rises in the Charlottesville area, one type of housing that can help has been delayed because of rising construction costs”

PRESS RELEASE: PACEM to open emergency shelter early

PACEM is opening its 20th winter shelter season a week early on October 21, 2023, thanks to the generosity of Charlottesville First United Methodist Church and support from our community of faith partners, the PATH Team, the Salvation Army, and the City of Charlottesville. This collaborative effort helps relieve encampment congestion in Market Street Park … Continue reading “PRESS RELEASE: PACEM to open emergency shelter early”

PACEM at Premier Circle (Update)

10/9/2022: When PACEM opened Premier Circle in May 2021, we knew that the project came with a time limit. After all, the site was purchased with the land chiefly in mind. The existing structure—the Red Carpet Inn—would eventually be torn down to make way for low income permanent housing. In the meantime, we were brought … Continue reading “PACEM at Premier Circle (Update)”

PACEM Board of Directors

Cliff Haury, ChairPVCC Professor Emeritus, recently retired as the Dean of the Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences Division at PVCC Michael Weiner, TreasurerPartner at New Generation Advisors/PACEM Key Volunteer at Congregation Beth Israel Sherice Paige, SecretaryAdministrative Assistant, Piedmont Virginia Community College______________________________ Sarah Althoff                        … Continue reading “PACEM Board of Directors”

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”