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

Crop For Caring

On January 21 at Bethel UCC from 9am to 9pm, UCS will host its annual Crop for Caring scrap booking Mardi Gras event. $40 registration fee due by January 16. Great vendors, prizes food, fun -- all for a great cause. Call Deborah at 812.459.4359 with questions.

Registration Form Be sure to LIKE, SHARE, and JOIN the Facebook Event

Homeless Medical Respite Update

Celebrate! Our innovative, unique, essential Homeless Medical Respite Program is getting a needed expansion at Ruth's House to include women. Join us for a Chamber ribbon cutting on 12/13 at 11am. Services for women will begin on 12/15. Ribbon Cutting Facebook Event!

Shelter Updates

During the month of September 2016, UCS provided 34 women and 68 men a bed for the night -- safety, and support. UCS served 9,996 meals; provided 2,042 showers with clean towels and toiletries; and 553 loads of laundry were washed and dried at no charge to our guests. You can make a difference! $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. $375 operates the Day Shelter for an entire day.
Day Shelter Information Men's Night Shelter Information Ruth's House Information


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.
HMRP Information

AA Meeting Schedule

Urgent Needs

  • Forks & Spoons, Soup Bowls
  • Seasonings (Oil, Salt, Pepper, Butter, Garlic, etc.)
  • Butter, Eggs, Milk, Cheese
  • Coffee, Sugar & Creamer
  • Pop-top Fruit cups
  • Deodorant, travel toothpaste
  • Napkins, Toilet paper
  • Bleach
  • Antibacterial Cleaning Supplies
  • Women's Underwear
  • Backpacks

Volunteer Opportunities

(As of 11/28) 12/11, 30. To schedule call 812.426.9960. New openings may be available.

(As of 11/28) 12/11 To schedule call 812.426.9960. New openings may be available.

(As of 11/28) 12/30. To schedule call 812.426.9960. New openings may be available. Want to be a weekly server/team? Call 812.426.9960. Thanks!

Other Opportunities:

RUTH’S HOUSE: Weekly evening meal service opportunities are available at Ruth’s House. This is perfect for 2-3 people to serve up to 26 women.

DAY SHELTER: 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

Tue December 13 2016
HMRP Ribbon Cutting

Sat January 21 2017
Crop for Caring

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