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
Crop for Caring 2018
The Mardi Gras Crop for Caring - a scrapbooking fundraiser - for UCS will be January 20, 2018 from 9am - 9pm at the Bethel UCC Gym. Great vendors! Great prizes! Great food! Great fun! GREAT CAUSE!
Send your $40 registration fee by January 15th to (payable to) United Caring Services, 324 NW 6th Street, Evansville IN 47708. Put "crop" in memo area. Please call Deborah at 812.459.4359 for more information.
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Jazz, Shoes & Blues 2018
You are invited to join United Caring Services for our 3rd Annual “Jazz, Shoes & Blues” - an evening of fabulous music, dancing and dining that supports our mission to ‘break the cycle of homelessness and poverty” while sharing the stories of empowerment and hope. Sponsorship and ticket reservations are available now. Please call 812-483-0160 or 812-422-0297 to make your sponsorship/reservation today!
Jazz, Shoes & Blues Invitation Letter
Jazz, Shoes & Blues Sponsorship Form
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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 12/11) 1/6 & 1/27 - To schedule call 812.426.9960. New openings this month may be available. Want to be a weekly server/team? Call 812.426.9960.
(As of 12/11) 1/2, 1/4, 1/5, 1/7, 1/9. 1/12, 1/15, 1/16 & 1/29 - To schedule call 812.426.9960. New openings this month may be available. Want to be a weekly server/team? Call 812.426.9960.
RUTH’S HOUSE: Weekly evening meal service opportunities are available at Ruth’s House. This is perfect for 2-4 people to serve up to 24 women.
*All meal volunteers 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