CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- In Charlottesville, people who are experiencing homelessness have emergency shelter options.

There are three organizations that are providing shelter this winter season: People and Congregations Engaged in Ministry (PACEM), the Salvation Army, and the Haven. Each organization offers different shelter accommodations.  

PACEM provides seasonal shelter for 25 people from roughly 5 p.m. until 7 a.m. and the location rotates. The Salvation Army has 28 beds for men and 26 for women with nine transitional housing apartment options for those with children. The Haven is a day shelter from 6:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. that provides breakfast, showers, laundry and more.

The need for shelter increases during the colder months.

"Every September, the first cold snap is when folks really start to approach our homeless services continuum. And yeah, the need is very acute during the winter. Although there never really is a good time to sleep out on the streets, but yes, particularly when it's cold outside,” executive director of PACEM, Jayson Whitehead said.

Whitehead also mentions that it’s great to see the expansion of services and all the ways the community gets involved to help those who don't have homes. If someone is unable to access a shelter or if you are concerned about their well-being, contact the Charlottesville Adult Protection Services at (434) 970-3400.

If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness, call the Homeless Information Line at (434) 207-2328 to receive assistance with available shelters and programs.