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

Day Shelter

During the month of March 2106, 403 men and women to find food, safety and shelter. UCS volunteers served 9,424 meals. 237 guests were able to take showers with clean towels and toiletries provided. 209 loads of laundry were washed and dried. For 3 meals, a shower, and laundry, it costs approximately $5.50 per guest.

Night Shelter

During the month of March 2015, 108 men who are homeless were provided a safe, warm bed for the night with 1,611 showers taken. A single bed night and shower costs UCS approximately $6 per guest.

Ruth's House Women's Shelter

During the month of March 2016, UCS provided shelter, safety and support to 54 women who are homeless. UCS served 1,234 meals, provided 619 showers with clean towels and all toiletries with 183 loads of laundry washed and dried at no charge to our guests. A single bed night costs UCS approximately $15 per guest.

Transitional Housing

During December 2015, your passionate generosity provided 12 men and 3 women the needed opportunity to further regain their dignity and rebuild their lives. UCS's two year Transitional Housing/Shared Spaces Program is designed for those who are highly motivated to leave homelessness behind and return to sustainable, independent living in the community.

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!

UCS Online Auction

From June 27 – July 17, United caring Services, with the help of Curran Miller, will be hosting its first online auction fundraising event and we need your help to make it successful.

We need quality items/experiences to auction:

  • Gift cards (movies, restaurants, etc.)
  • Event tickets (sports, music, etc.)
  • Trips and time shares

Fill out the form below, bring your item to UCS, email pictures to ucsauctions@gmail.com. Thanks!

Use THIS (Click Me) IMAGE to describe your item(s). Call Matt 812.887.2515 or Wendy 812.431.5921 with questions.


Upcoming Events

Sat June 18 2016
Women's Health Fair @ Ruth's House

Sat June 25 2016
25th Anniversary Event

Sun July 17 2016
UCS Online Benefit Auction

Thu September 15 2016
Golf Scramble


Recent News

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

November 3 2015
Homeless People Reunite With Their Families Thanks To The Power Of Social Media

Huffington Post – Click for full article

dignity   faith   commitment   compassion   service   passion   unconditional love