Honor Paxson McDonald and Run March 28th

c_H_23_506_10004013_342429412555430_427564904_nPaxson MacDonald Run for Life 5K: We have a wonderful opportunity to honor our friend, Paxson MacDonald. On March 28th, the Annual Run for Life 5K will be held at Nameless Field at UVA. This year’s race is special in that it is dedicated to Paxson and her daughter, Caroline, is taking charge of it. It would be wonderful to have lots of St. Paul’s Ivy participants! Check out the website. Get a group and run OR walk it together. If you can’t attend but would like to contribute you can make a donation in Paxson’s name.



Couples Retreat April 24-25th

GravesMountainLodgeBridge2-LSt. Paul’s Ivy is sponsoring a Couple’s Retreat at Graves Mountain Lodge on April 24 & 25th, 2015.

Work, children, activities and life can easily overwhelm a marriage. It does not take long, no matter your good intentions, for other things to take priority over what is most important – your spouse and family. The Courage to Love Retreat is your chance to take time away for rest and retooling.

Our facilitator for this program is Diana C. Brawley, founder and pastoral counselor with the Counseling Ministry of Charlottesville. She is a Presbyterian minister, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a trained facilitator.

The Couples Weekend Package is $275 which includes room, meals, bonfire and Saturday program. The Couples Day Package is $80 per couple and includes lunch and the Saturday program. Email reservation requests to Debbie Scott. The registration deadline is April 3.

Click here to view the retreat flyer.

Spring for Housing – An Opportunity to Help PACEM Guests

Earlier this year, the City of Charlottesville awarded funding to Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless (TJACH) to house the homeless!

In partnership with The Haven, PACEM and other homeless service providers, TJACH will use these city-funded rental subsidies to house an additional 31 of Charlottesville’s most vulnerable homeless individuals.

We recognize that providing rapid, low-barrier housing lays the groundwork for the stability that the homeless so desperately need. However, a place to live is only the first step. We need the basic amenities that will help ensure that the newly-housed are successful.

Donate household goods or gently-used furniture to help make our clients feel more at home in their new place! We created a gift registry at Bed, Bath & Beyond to make purchasing and shipping easy. Service providers and volunteers will use these donations to create and distribute move-in kits. For details, visit The Haven’s GIVE THINGS page.