A homeless shelter in Charlottesville is set to open its doors in about two weeks for the winter season.
People and Congregations Engaged in Ministry, or PACEM, plans to provide a warm bed for the city's homeless population for the ninth year in a row. The shelter will focus on getting people off the streets for the night, but is also thinking about the big picture.
PACEM Executive Director Colleen Keller, said, "You can't think about getting out of homelessness if you're not sheltered. I mean you just can't even begin to work on that if you're sleeping on the street, because you're caught up on survival."
The homeless population in Charlottesville is roughly 10 percent, one of the lower numbers in the state. PACEM and its partners will focus on creating a path for each person to continue to keep those figures low.
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