Our Vision

United Caring Services is committed to creating a community of caring that will break the cycle of poverty and homelessness through championing those that are marginalized, empowering them to lead hopeful and productive lives.
Founded in 1991, United Caring Services, located in downtown Evansville, offers a variety of programs such as a day shelter, night shelter, women’s shelter, and transitional housing.

Our Core Values

Dignity   Faith   Commitment   Compassion   Service   Passion   Unconditional Love

Fundraising Campaign

Join UCS in making a difference in the lives of people who are homeless, hungry, and hurting. UCS is embarking on an important summer fundraising campaign to offset the loss in government funding and to expand our *Homeless Medical Respite Program to meet the needs of women. We will be thanking the major donors here and on our facebook page.
UCS Facebook Page

Online Benefit Auction

From June 28 – July 18, United Caring Services will be having its first online benefit auction. Check it out! Visit the UCS AUCTION PAGE. Thanks!

Shelter Updates

During the month of March 2016, UCS provided 54 women and 108 men a bed for the night, safety, and support. UCS served 10,658 meals; provided 2,467 showers with clean towels and toiletries; and 382 loads of laundry were washed and dried at no charge to our guests. $25 provides 4 men shelter, showers & safety for the night. $100 provides 17 people the essentials they need to survive a day -- 3 meals, clothes, showers, laundry services – along with the spiritual & emotional requirements everyone needs to thrive.
Day Shelter Information Men's Night Shelter Information Ruth's House Information

Homeless Medical Respite News

As of June 1 2016, 14 men have stayed a total of 360 days finding the support they need to properly rest and recuperate. Thanks to the Homeless Medical Respite Program (HMRP) local hospitals have saved at least $432,000 in 2016 so far. After staying in the HMRP, 71% of these guests found more stable housing. That stability will keep them in better health moving forward. The men's HMRP costs UCS $125,000 a year to operate and is partially funded by Deaconess and St. Mary's (on a per diem basis).
HMRP Information

Urgent Needs

  • Lice Treatment Kits, Deodorant
  • Women's Underwear, Backpacks, Jeans
  • Coffee, Milk, Eggs
  • Sugar/Creamer
  • Seasonings (Oil, Salt, Pepper, Butter, Garlic, etc.)
  • Canned Vegetables, Loaves of Bread
  • Pasta (Spaghetti, Elbow Macaroni, etc.)
  • Forks & Spoons, Soup Bowls
  • Industrial Foil
  • Bleach, Laundry pods, Dish soap
  • Lamps, Twin Mattresses, Loveseats

Volunteer Opportunities

To schedule call 812.426.9960

To schedule call 812.426.9960

June 1,2,7,9,14,16,18,20, and 30. Want to be a weekly server/team? Call 812.426.9960. We need you. Thanks!

Other Opportunities:

CLICK HERE to sign up for one of the volunteer openings listed above by using Volunteer Spot. Thanks!

Meal volunteers need to be on site about 2 hours early. Check with the Day Shelter @ 812.426.9960 to arrange other volunteer opportunities/see what is needed for donation. Be sure to always leave your contact information. We appreciate you. You are making a difference in people’s lives!


Upcoming Events

Mon July 18 2016
UCS Online Benefit Auction

Thu September 15 2016
15th Annual Golf Scramble

Sat September 17 2016
The Mesker Challenge

Sat April 22 2017
Jazz Shoes & Blues 2017


Recent News

June 9 2016
Homeless shelters struggle with loss of federal funding

Evansville Courier & Press – Click for full article

February 6 2016
Agencies working to determine Evansville homeless population

WFIE – Click for full article

February 4 2016
Thanks to donations, local shelter gets industrial washing machine

Evansville Courier & Press – Click for full article

December 18 2015
Evansville man collects car full of items for charity

Evansville Courier & Press – Click for full article

November 30 2015
Emmerson takes reins at United Caring Services

Evansville Courier & Press – Click for full article

dignity   faith   commitment   compassion   service   passion   unconditional love