PACEM in the News

Sheltering the Homeless From Winter Nights

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WMRA) – In 2004, religious congregations in Charlottesville formed a coalition to prevent homeless people from freezing overnight in the winter. Today, that group shelters more than 200 people, 150 nights out of the year. WMRA’s Jordy Yager has this report. It’s 5:30 on a near-freezing winter evening. STAFF: You ready? I’m ready. … Continue reading “Sheltering the Homeless From Winter Nights”

Community Members Create Care Packages for Homeless

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – Families in Charlottesville are preparing care packages to hand out to people who live on the streets during these cold winter months.Those families hope the care packages warm the hearts of homeless people in Charlottesville while they’re seeking warm shelter through the PACEM program. “We want to make sure that the guests … Continue reading “Community Members Create Care Packages for Homeless”

PACEM featured on Newsplex thanks to W.E. Brown’s Giving Back campaign

Thanks to W.E. Brown and their Giving Back campaign, PACEM is now featured in a TV spot on CBS 19 Newsplex. W.E. Brown regularly partners with Newsplex to help local organizations in our local community. The goal of the partnership is to bring recognition to organizations that are helping people in Charlottesville and the surrounding communities. … Continue reading “PACEM featured on Newsplex thanks to W.E. Brown’s Giving Back campaign”

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”