Support PACEM

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Support PACEM

Bottom line? We need YOUR help to do our work. The greater Charlottesville community that gathered in 2004 to address local homelessness believed that if we all work together we can provide the shelter needed by our neighbors in crisis.

There are many ways to help …

Join Our Shelter Family


Faith Communities
Becoming a PACEM shelter partner is a great way to assist the homeless in our community. We need host sites, meal partners, and other supports.


Your time and talent are essential to PACEM’s mission and to addressing our community’s homelessness. We have direct service opportunities and back-end support roles for you to fill.


Community Groups
You don’t have to be a faith congregation to contribute to our shelter efforts. Secular direct service partners have organized donation campaigns, material drives, and other creative offerings.

Donate to PACEM

A small gift can take a neighbor off the streets. Just $30 provides a safe place for an individual in crisis to spend the night and get a chance at moving on from homelessness.

Donate by Mail:
P.O. Box 14
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Donate Online
One-time or recurring donations (new tab opens to Click & Pledge)

Find us on Venmo @PACEM (new tab opens)

If you are a Virginia state employee, please donate through the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign. PACEM’s CVC # is 200043.

Shop Online
Designate “Pacem” as your Amazon Smile (new tab) charity of choice, and a portion of everything you spend will be donated to us by Amazon, at no extra cost to you!

Where will the money go? PACEM provides trained shelter staff overnight at each shelter, and housing-focused case management during the daytime for all guests. We also provide advocacy and mentorship to help our guests leave homelessness behind.

Other Ways to Help

There are many ways you can assist PACEM, whether you are a member of an area congregation, community group, school, or an individual. Follow the links below to find out more.

Share Your Spirit
PACEM would LOVE your help providing services and meals to our guests each week – and especially during the holidays! Our guests benefit from the rich social connections that our diverse community bring to the congregate and motel shelter settings. We also have individual and group service projects like laundry, landscaping, and room prep.

Check out our current volunteer needs using Sign Up Genius (new tab). Be sure to make an account and log in for the full range of opportunities.

To volunteer in other ways, please contact:

     Donate Clothes, Shoes, and Other Gifts
Whether it’s clothing, shoes, and toiletries, or items like backpacks and sleeping bags, our guests are always in need. Check out our Amazon Wish Lists (links open in new tab) for currently-needed items:

General Shelter Needs
Room Basics for Premier Circle
Room Improvements for Premier Circle
Guest Cleaning Supplies for Premier Circle
Community Garden for Premier Circle

The community partners listed below offer clothing to PACEM’s guests for free. Both will gladly accept your donation and your help with distribution. With respect to other items, please email us here.

Community Clothing Partners

Clothing Center CVBA 
Located at 815 Bolling Avenue (behind Belmont Baptist Church), the Clothing Center is open Monday, Tuesday and Saturday morning from 10 – 12 noon, Wednesday from 5 – 7 p.m., and Saturday 9 – 11 a.m. Guests can receive vouchers from PACEM or the Haven.

Belmont Community Clothes Closet
Located at 750 Hinton Avenue at Church Street (at Hinton Avenue United Methodist), the Clothes Closet is open Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., and provides clothing and basic household items to anyone who comes and signs in.