PACEM in the News

Homeless fight the cold in Charlottesville, some with fire

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) — With the temperatures dropping, the homeless in Charlottesville are getting creative. “I use hand warmers inside my sleeping bag and lots of clothes,” said Robert Heiston, a homeless man in Charlottesville. “You got to have plenty of blankets and sleeping bags,” explained Flloyd, another homeless man in town. “I mean, you’ve … Continue reading “Homeless fight the cold in Charlottesville, some with fire”

A capella group helps raise funds for PACEM shelter

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) — On Sunday, the members of local a cappella group lifted their voices for a good cause. The Charlottesville-based women’s a capella group, Fire, held one of its bi-annual concerts to raise money for PACEM. PACEM is about to enter its 13th season of shelter. It is a seasonal shelter of last … Continue reading “A capella group helps raise funds for PACEM shelter”

PACEM volunteers gear up for the winter shelter season

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) — On Thursday evening, volunteers from PACEM gathered together to celebrate the upcoming shelter season, as well as go through an orientation. PACEM, or People and Congregations Engaged in Ministry, help the less fortunate find a place to sleep during the winter months. The group also helps people find permanent places to … Continue reading “PACEM volunteers gear up for the winter shelter season”

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”

Charlottesville Charity Celebrates End of a Busy Season

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – A Charlottesville charity is celebrating the end of another busy season of helping homeless people find shelter. Thursday evening, PACEM (People and Congregations Engaged in Ministry), held a thank you bash to show all its volunteers just how much the group appreciates the help. The shelter for the homeless served 219 … Continue reading “Charlottesville Charity Celebrates End of a Busy Season”