How to support PACEM during the Covid-19 pandemic
PACEM’s men’s shelter ended our stay at the Key Rec on June 10th, bringing to a close an 11-week stay at the downtown gymnasium. Thankfully, an additional 20 rooms are being funded by the city at the current hotel site so that all of those at our men’s shelter were able to safely transition from Key Rec for at least thirty days.
On June 10, PACEM began staffing the hotel to provide more structure and safety to the nearly 50 homeless individuals staying there. Our case managers visit the the hotel on a regular basis to continue our guests’ path to housing.
As there were a limited number rooms at the hotel, we continued to offer emergency overnight shelter for women at a local congregational site. However, 10 more hotel rooms were made available last week which has allowed us to close congregate shelter for the summer.