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

Volunteer Fair 2018

Our 2nd annual Volunteer Fair will be March 20, 2018 from 5:45pm - 7pm at UCS. Please join us to learn more information about our uplifting services, our great guests, and the many fulfilling volunteer opportunities that are available.

We are very appreciative of the hundreds of amazing volunteers who make a difference each year at UCS. The generosity and dedication of so many make our mission to prevent and end homelessness possible. YOU can be one of them! Please call Neva at 812.422.0297 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!

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2017 Summary: Shelter Update

During 2017, UCS provided 215 women and 363 men a beds for the night -- safety, and support. UCS served 127,172 meals; provided 25,285 showers with clean towels and toiletries; and 6,596 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 and mail 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

2018 Update: HMRP News

In 2017, 48 men and women stayed a total of 1,100 days finding the support they need to rest and recuperate. Thanks to Medical Respite our community has saved over $4.6 million since respite started. In 2017, 88% of our HMRP guests were safely discharged with 58% of them gaining permanent housing. Each year, these numbers improve. These recuperative opportunities and safe discharges will keep people in better health moving forward. The total cost for HMRP at UCS, for men and women, is $160,000 a year. Unfortunately, community funding from referral agencies has declined. Additional partnerships are being sought in order to keep respite services available and (hopefully) expand them to meet the growing needs of those suffering from substance use or mental health crises.
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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

(As of 1/31) 2/24 and 3/24 - 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 1/31) 2/24 and 3/24 - 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 1/31) 2/9 and 3/3, 3/9, 3/13, 3/19, 3/20 & 3/29 - 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

Tue March 20 2018
Volunteer Fair

Sat April 14 2018
Jazz Shoes and Blues 2018

Sat June 9 2018
BBQ on the Bridge

Mon September 24 2018
Cindy Klassic Golf Scramble


Recent News

January 17 2018
UCS has record number of White Flag nights

WFIE – Click for full article

January 16 2018
United Caring Services Envisions Future Through Land Acquisition

Council for Health & Human Services Ministries Click for full article

dignity   faith   commitment   compassion   service   passion   unconditional love