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

Day Shelter

Day Shelter

Night Shelter

In the month of March, 111 homeless men found a safe, warm bed for the night. We also provided 1,639 showers.

Ruth's House Women's Shelter

In the month of March, 44 homeless women found shelter, safety and support. We served 640 meals at RHWS, 778 showers were provided with clean towels and all toiletries and 150 loads of laundry were washed and dried at no charge to our guests.

Transitional Housing

In March we had 14 men enrolled in our program. Six of the program participants are veterans. Our two year Transitional Housing Program is designed for those who are highly motivated to leave homelessness behind and return to sustainable, independent living in the community.

Urgent Needs

  • Deodorant, roll on type
  • Toothpaste, small tubes
  • Wash cloths
  • Laundry Detergent (PODS)
  • Plastic spoons and forks
  • Bath towels
  • Salad Dressings (French, Ranch, Italian)
  • Sugar
  • Creamer
  • Family Sized Tea Bags
  • Bleach
  • Box lunch items for those working or in school: granola/powerbars pop top fruits pop top soups / ravioli...
  • Napkins & Paper towels
  • Spaghetti / Tomato sauces

Volunteer Opportunities

No April Openings: Thank You

No Openings in April, Thank You

No Openings in April, Thank You

Other Opportunities:

You can provide help with donated items. We receive donation of clothing and consumable items on a daily basis. We need volunteers to sort and organize, and document donated items on a regular basis.

We now have a small Library and Reading room. We have a librarian whose has it organized and ready to go. * We need volunteers* to staff the Reading Room from 1-4pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Support is available and room is monitored by cameras. Please call 422-0297 and talk to Bob or Terri.


Upcoming Events


Recent News

December 14 2014
Pilot program offers medical respite for the homeless

Evansville Courier & Press – Click for full article

July 27 2014
Celebrating 'End-Dependence' Day

TriStateHomepage – Click for full article

January 17 2014
Artist hopes sessions give homeless courage to move forward with their lives

Evansville Courier & Press – Click for full article

January 13 2014
Making a difference that's tasty and fun

USI – Click for full article

January 12 2014
Evansville shelter's flying the white flag for warmth

WFIE – Click for full article

dignity   faith   commitment   compassion   service   passion   unconditional love