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

Jazz Shoes & Blues 2017 Sponsors



We thank our current Jazz Shoes & Blues Event Sponsors for their ongoing support to serve people who are homeless, hungry, and hurting while preventing and ending homelessness. Additional EVENT and TABLE sponsorship opportunities are available. Call Tonya at 812.483.0160 to be a sponsor or with questions. Help UCS make a difference. Individual tickets are $100. As of 3/21 there are only 50 left. Act Fast! Call 812.422.0297 to buy tickets.

Sponsorship Form
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UCS Volunteer Fair



UCS is seeking to build upon a great year of serving others by hosting a VOLUNTEER FAIR! Join us for a fun and engaging evening. You will receive: information about UCS programs & services, many sign ups opportunities to volunteer, guided facility tours, opportunities to talk to other UCS volunteers & guests, light refreshments, and more! Jazz Shoes & Blues tickets will be on sale for $75 each. Sign Up. Show Up. Make a difference. Thanks! Be sure to LIKE, SHARE, and JOIN the Facebook Event

UCS Volunteer Fair Flyer

2016 Summary: Shelter Update

During 2016, UCS provided 225 women and 409 men a beds for the night -- safety, and support. UCS served 126.528 meals; provided 27,565 showers with clean towels and toiletries; and 5,800 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

2017 Update: HMRP News

In 2016, 37 men stayed a total of 758 days finding the support they need to properly rest and recuperate. Thanks to the Homeless Medical Respite Program (HMRP) local hospitals have saved over $1,000,000 in 2016 had services been provided. In 2016, 87% of our HMRP guests were safely discharged with 57% of them gaining permanent housing. Both of these numbers are up 15% from 2015. These recuperative opportunities and safe discharges, will keep them in better health moving forward. The total cost for HMRP at UCS, for men and women, is $160,000 a year. This program expense is partially covered by flat fees and per diems from referral agencies with additional individual, business, and foundation support making up most of the difference.
HMRP Information



Urgent Needs

  • Toilet Paper
  • Plastic Forks & Spoons
  • Soup Bowls & Napkins
  • Pop-top Fruit cups & Applesauce
  • Pop-top Vienna Sausages
  • Butter, Eggs, Milk, Cheese
  • Coffee, Sugar & Creamer
  • Seasonings (Oil, Salt, Pepper, Butter, Garlic, etc.)
  • Deodorant, Toothpaste, Disposable Razors
  • Antibacterial Cleaning Supplies
  • Backpacks, Sleeping bags
  • Volunteers - Laundry Assistance
  • Volunteers - Clothes Sorting
  • Volunteers - Intake Assistance

Volunteer Opportunities

Breakfast:
Call 812.426.9960. New openings may be available.

Lunch:
Call 812.426.9960. New openings may be available.

Dinner:
(As of 2/10) 3/14, 3/29, 3/31 - 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!

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Upcoming Events

Sat April 22 2017
Jazz Shoes & Blues 2017


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Recent News

December 13 2016
Medical respite program for homeless women dedicated

Evansville Courier & Press – Click for full article


August 11 2016
Lowe's pitches in to help remodel United Caring Services

Evansville Courier & Press – Click for full article


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



dignity   faith   commitment   compassion   service   passion   unconditional love