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

Celebration Invitation



On October 18 at the Evv Central Library Browning Room from 5pm - 8pm, everyone is invited to celebrate our 25th Anniversary and to share and show Appreciation for those who volunteer, donate, and support UCS. You are the difference-makers at UCS that accomplish amazing things every day in people's lives. UCS volunteers, donors, and supporters are truly the most generous, compassionate, and loving. We cdedicate ourselves to spread and share the impact UCS makes in order to end homelessness.
Be sure to LIKE, SHARE, and JOIN the Facebook Event

Human Foosball



Campuses for Caring - Human foosball tournament/event between the University of Evansville and University of Southern Indiana benefiting UCS. November 5, 2016 from 10am - 10pm. Call 812.422.0297 to sign up to play, help sponsor and build awareness of this GREAT time, and help this event and UCS make a difference in people's lives. More information to follow! Check out the Facebook Event!

Shelter Updates

During the month of May 2016, UCS provided 47 women and 84 men a bed for the night -- safety, and support. UCS served 10,838 meals; provided 2,354 showers with clean towels and toiletries; and 383 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. $350 operates the Day Shelter for an entire day helping hundreds of people.
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

  • 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

Breakfast:
To schedule call 812.426.9960

Lunch:
(As of 9/16) Oct 12. To schedule call 812.426.9960

Dinner:
(As of 9/16) Oct 4,9,12 and 31. Want to be a weekly server/team? Call 812.426.9960. Thanks!

Other Opportunities:

CLICK HERE to sign up for one of the volunteer openings listed above by using SignUp.com. 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!

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Upcoming Events

Wed October 12 2016
Euchre Tournament (PRACTICE NIGHT)


Tue October 18 2016
Anniversary & Appreciation Celebration


Wed October 19 2016
Euchre Tournament Benefiting UCS


Sat November 5 2016
Campuses for Caring - Human Foosball Event


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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