PACEM in the News

As temperatures fall, Charlottesville-area advocates for the homeless rise to the occasion

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (The Daily Progress) — In January 2017, 115 people were living in temporary shelters in Charlottesville, with 23 living in tents, cars, vans or in the woods, according to the Point In Time count from the Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless. There were 50 chronically homeless people and two chronically homeless families. At two … Continue reading “As temperatures fall, Charlottesville-area advocates for the homeless rise to the occasion”

Christmas dinner at The Haven/PACEM

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — The Haven serves dinner to the homeless every night, but Christmas night was special. Violinists played Christmas tunes to ring in the night. Christmas night also followed with a meal served by volunteers. Jayson Whitehead, executive director for PACEM, says this is important to bring this to those who don’t have … Continue reading “Christmas dinner at The Haven/PACEM”

HUD data shows Virginia homelessness down

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — New data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development shows the number of people experiencing homelessness in Virginia has fallen. The data shows a three-percent drop in homelessness overall in the state, with greater reductions in the number of homeless families and veterans. But the number of people experiencing … Continue reading “HUD data shows Virginia homelessness down”

Community Shopping Event at Ten Thousand Villages to Benefit PACEM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ten Thousand Villages Charlottesville, 105 West Main Street, is partnering with PACEM on Sunday, December 3rd to raise money for their efforts in sheltering the homeless. PACEM is a grassroots organization that coordinates space and volunteers to provide shelter for individuals in our community who are homeless. A portion of sales on December 3rd will … Continue reading “Community Shopping Event at Ten Thousand Villages to Benefit PACEM”