A seasonal shelter in Charlottesville is serving more people than ever – which presents challenges now that it’s closed

Charlottesville Tomorrow, 4/24/24: Robert already had a plan for what he’d do when the shelter closed. On Saturday, April 13, he’d wake up on a sleeping pad on the Trinity Presbyterian rec room floor. He’d pack his bag, head out the door and into a van that brought him from the church on Fontaine Avenue … Continue reading “A seasonal shelter in Charlottesville is serving more people than ever – which presents challenges now that it’s closed”

PRESS RELEASE: PACEM to open emergency shelter early

PACEM is opening its 20th winter shelter season a week early on October 21, 2023, thanks to the generosity of Charlottesville First United Methodist Church and support from our community of faith partners, the PATH Team, the Salvation Army, and the City of Charlottesville. This collaborative effort helps relieve encampment congestion in Market Street Park … Continue reading “PRESS RELEASE: PACEM to open emergency shelter early”

Emergency shelter options for people experiencing homelessness

CBS 19: In Charlottesville, people who are experiencing homelessness have emergency shelter options. There are three organizations that are providing shelter this winter season: People and Congregations Engaged in Ministry (PACEM), the Salvation Army, and the Haven. Each organization offers different shelter accommodations.   PACEM provides seasonal shelter for 25 people from roughly 5 p.m. … Continue reading “Emergency shelter options for people experiencing homelessness”

PACEM preparing shelters for the winter

NBC 29: The colder months can be deadly for those living on the streets. PACEM says it is doing what it can to make sure its network of shelters are ready for those in need as winter approaches. “Our congregate shelter season opens next month, so we are busy preparing for that,” Executive Director Jayson … Continue reading “PACEM preparing shelters for the winter”