- UCS served approx. 2,914 people in need across all programs. For 2021, we adjusted the day shelter duplication rate to 97% which shows a lower number year-to-year compared to previous years, but the number is essentially the same as in 2020.
- Our day shelter (drop-in center) assisted approx. 155 men, women & children each day – approximately the same as 2020.
- We served 100,673 hot meals (a little lower than 2020 due to continued C19 protocols) and 26,280 snacks, provided 25,304 showers with clean towels and toiletries, and 7,489 loads of laundry were washed & dried at no charge to our guests across all programs. For the first half of 2021, we did not serve seconds which impacts the total meal count. Instead, guests received a larger first portion as seating is reduced for social distancing.
- Our emergency night shelters provided 124 women and 297 men (unduplicated) shelter, safety, and support. The numbers for male and female guests as individuals and in total enrollment in 2021 compared to 2020 with the average length of stay for women remaining the same as in 2020 and increasing by 33% for men.
- UCS provided 23,722 bed nights of emergency shelter (across all programs) to people in need in 2021 – a slight increase from 2020 due to higher enrollment and longer lengths of stay.
- Our medical respite provided 40 safe intakes for men and women to rest, recuperate, and experience greater health outcomes and stability while helping to avoid nearly $800,000 in healthcare costs.
- Our white flag program assisted 37 men, women, and children (on average) each night to escape the cold and rest for 59 nights. The average use in people utilizing this program in 2021 remained the same in 2020 for cold weather nights; however, we offered the program every night in December making actual nights of 81, 38 per night served, and total bed nights of 3,066.
- Our 21 apartments operated at 100% capacity for the entire year helping 24 men and women escape homelessness and remain housed.
- Over 400 people (directly) volunteered monthly, weekly, and daily for more than 12,000 hours to help make this happen. While direct volunteerism was down for 2020 and 2021, people continue to drop off food or had meals catered especially if they could not serve. On-site volunteerism did increase about 10% over 2020. UCS board of directors and committees continued to serve and several Men’s Night Shelter guests continued to step up to ensure meals continue to be served in the Day Shelter. UCS also kept greater staff coverage in the Day Shelter.
- Check out 2017’s Service Summary HERE.
- Check out 2018’s Service Summary HERE.
- Check out 2019’s Service Summary HERE.
- Check out 2020’s Service Summary HERE.
United Caring Services is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that provides people in need access to six programs: a day shelter (drop-in center) for men, women, and children, emergency temporary shelters for single men and women, additional emergency shelter during inclement weather (white/red flag), a medical respite for men and women, and low-income apartments (permanent housing).
All of our programs aim to provide guests with the necessary opportunity, dignity, compassion, and tools to aid in their struggle to identify and overcome the barriers that attribute to their crisis of homelessness, near-homelessness, or hunger. We strive to assist guests in building and maintaining stronger, more positive support systems as they regain their independence. We strive to be a Community of Caring for all people.
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