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 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 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 & 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
  • Backpacks
  • Volunteers - Laundry Assistance
  • Volunteers - Clothes Sorting
  • Volunteers - Intake Assistance
  • Volunteers - Dinner Meals at Ruth's House

Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Other Opportunities:

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!


Upcoming Events

Sat January 20 2018
Crop for Caring '18

Sat April 14 2018
Jazz Shoes and Blues 2018


Recent News

May 8 2017
Ivy Tech Students Design One Of A Kind Bench For UCS

WEVV – Click for full article

April 22 2017
West Side Nut Club Takes on Spring Project

WEVV – Click for full article

March 4 2017
United Caring Services’ Volunteer Fair Dispels Myths Surrounding Homelessness

Council for Health & Human Services Ministries Click for full article

December 13 2016
Medical respite program for homeless women dedicated

Evansville Courier & Press – Click for full article

dignity   faith   commitment   compassion   service   passion   unconditional love