PACEM in the News

Nonprofits Team Up to Reduce Senior Homelessness

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – Just a few months into its existence, a new program is seeing success in getting seniors off the streets of Charlottesville. Two faith-based nonprofits teamed up to make it happen. The Secure Seniors Program is a new initiative to end homelessness for people over the age of 55 in the area. Since … Continue reading “Nonprofits Team Up to Reduce Senior Homelessness”

Area Churches and Organizations Prep to Provide Shelter During Winter

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – Charlottesville area churches and other organizations are gearing up for the cold winter months ahead. PACEM (People and Congregations Engaged in Ministry) will soon open its doors to shelters in order to provide homeless people with a meal, a place to sleep, and good company. Organizers say they’re getting ready to distribute supplies … Continue reading “Area Churches and Organizations Prep to Provide Shelter During Winter”

PACEM, Local Church Join Forces to House Homeless Community During Hurricane

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – A Charlottesville nonprofit is teaming up with First Presbyterian Church to make sure the homeless community will have shelter before Hurricane Florence arrives. People and Congregations Engaged in Ministry (PACEM) is a nonprofit based in Charlottesville that helps provide shelter for homeless people during months of severe weather, and has made the decision … Continue reading “PACEM, Local Church Join Forces to House Homeless Community During Hurricane”

As the city figures out affordable housing, PACEM and AIM join forces

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — People and Congregations Engaged in Ministry (PACEM) and the Alliance for Interfaith Ministries (AIM) are two nonprofits that started working together to house homeless elderly people with the Secure Seniors Fund. Kimberly Fontaine, the director of AIM, said the fund was formed between the two groups because elders are the … Continue reading “As the city figures out affordable housing, PACEM and AIM join forces”

AIM, PACEM working together to end senior homelessness

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — Two Charlottesville nonprofits are working together to “functionally end homelessness of seniors” in the Charlottesville and Albemarle County area. The Alliance for Interfaith Ministries and PACEM announced on Monday a specific fund for moving seniors, ages 55 and older, into permanent housing that will be established at AIM. There will … Continue reading “AIM, PACEM working together to end senior homelessness”

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”