On October 24, members of 25 local churches met to hear progress on earlier initiatives for justice in the Charlottesville region, to elect new leaders, and to select an issue for focus in the coming six months. It was wonderful to hear that Region 10 has broken ground on a new treatment facility for women; IMPACT pushed for this facility beginning two years ago.
Affordable housing, especially for elderly on limited incomes, continues to plague this community, and this issue emerged as the preferred issue from the IMPACT gathering. A period of research comes next on how best to address the issue, followed by proposals to civic leaders in the spring. Stay tuned for more IMPACT news. Contact Steve Wilson for further information.