Our VisionUnited 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 ValuesDignity Faith Commitment Compassion Service Passion Unconditional Love
Online Benefit Auction
UCS will be having its second online benefit auction fundraiser August 8 - August 29. Last year we raised $4,000 to prevent and end homelessness.
UCS needs a variety of quality items to auction — event (sporting, music) tickets, gift cards, and trips are excellent. Call 812.422.0297.
Help UCS make this year, our 26th year of serving the community, another great year of helping people who are homeless, hungry, and hurting regain their dignity and rebuild their lives.
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Ruth's House Open House
Join us Wednesday June 14, 2017 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm to see, celebrate, and give thanks for the recent renovations to the second floor of our women's shelter and the addition of an Enrichment Center. The majority of these updates were made possible thanks to the West Side Nut Club choosing Ruth's House to be their 2017 Spring Project. New beds and mattresses were provided by the Methodist Temple with additional funding and services provided by Collins Pest Management, the city of Evansville, and the Junior League of Evansville.
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2016 Summary: Shelter UpdateDuring 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 NewsIn 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.
- Toilet Paper & Napkins
- 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
- Volunteers - Laundry Assistance
- Volunteers - Clothes Sorting
- Volunteers - Intake Assistance
- Volunteers - Dinner Meals at Ruth's House
Call 812.426.9960. New openings may be available.
(As of 5/15) 6/3 - To schedule call 812.426.9960. New openings may be available. Want to be a weekly server/team? Call 812.426.9960. Thanks!
(As of 5/15) 6/4, 6/6, 6/7, 6/13, 6/15, 6/29 - To schedule call 812.426.9960. New openings may be available. Want to be a weekly server/team? Call 812.426.9960. Thanks!
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!more