Take a look at this slideshow (new tab) to learn more about our work at Premier Circle in its first month, May 2021.
6/16/2021: Since 2004, PACEM has provided emergency shelter to individuals experiencing homelessness. Normally seasonal, PACEM began providing year-round shelter with the start of the pandemic in March 2020. Our shelter season was originally scheduled to end in mid-April 2020 but we have stayed open ever since.
In June 2020, our services shifted to a hotel setting (at the La Quinta Inn and Suites) for ~60 medically vulnerable individuals and we have been running a shelter out of a hotel since then. We also mounted another congregate shelter season in November 2020 for individuals that did not qualify for the hotel.
Now our services have shifted to the former Red Carpet Inn (now known as Premier Circle) which is a community partnership with PHA, TJACH, and CACF. On May 1st, the homeless residents from the La Quinta moved in to rooms at Premier Circle. We are now admitting new guests and anticipate offering up to 75 rooms by July to area individuals experiencing homelessness.
As always, PACEM offers intensive case management to our guests so that they can move toward permanent housing. And as always, we treasure our partnerships with local faith congregations and community groups and look forward to partnering on this new project. Thank you for your support!