PACEM in the News

Charlottesville shelter looks to extend female services for spring and summer months

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – An organization providing shelter for people in the greater Charlottesville area is trying to expand its services for women with no place to go in the spring and summer months. People and Congregations Engaged in Ministries (PACEM) works with more than 30 congregations and other community sites to provide shelter for men … Continue reading “Charlottesville shelter looks to extend female services for spring and summer months”

Answering the call: PACEM seeks to create a permanent women’s shelter

C-VILLE Weekly: Last August, Chinikqua Joseph’s Buckingham County home burned down. Thankfully, no one was injured or killed by the fire, but she, along with her mother and godmother, lost everything. They were homeless. While looking for housing, Joseph stayed with friends, and later with a boyfriend. When that relationship became abusive, she had to … Continue reading “Answering the call: PACEM seeks to create a permanent women’s shelter”

Secure Seniors Program is a success for the homeless

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — Two local homeless advocacy nonprofits are seeing some success housing homeless seniors. PACEM is working with the group AIM and the two have developed a program to help seniors get into an affordable housing situation. It’s called the Secure Seniors Program. As the population in Central Virginia and across the nation … Continue reading “Secure Seniors Program is a success for the homeless”

Faith helped local guy “see” the homeless

For two weeks each January, Spring Hill Baptist Church in Ruckersville becomes home to 50 men who would otherwise be on the streets in sub-freezing temperatures. As a participant with People and Congregations Engaged in Ministry (PACEM), Spring Hill has hosted the men for more than a decade. While many volunteers get involved with feeding, … Continue reading “Faith helped local guy “see” the homeless”

Dinner is served: Chef brings women together to help the homeless

Duner’s executive chef Laura Fonner has spearheaded a drive to provide chef-driven, home-cooked suppers for PACEM—an organization that provides cold-weather shelter for the homeless—each Tuesday throughout the winter months. She was inspired to take action after helping to serve at a PACEM dinner late last winter. “I met a man who had worked in restaurants his whole … Continue reading “Dinner is served: Chef brings women together to help the homeless”

Six Pack Songwriter Series to Benefit PACEM

On November 18th, The Southern Café and Music Hall will host the Six Pack Songwriter Series. The show is offered twice a year and features six local singer/songwriters with proceeds benefiting a local non-profit. This November’s show will support PACEM and features an all-star lineup of local performers. You can purchase tickets here.