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 guests were served 10,252 meals in May. Showers with towels and toiletries were provided for 218 guests, and 278 loads of laundry were washed and dried.

Night Shelter

In the month of May, 118 homeless men found a safe, warm bed for the night. We also provided 1,563 showers.

Ruth's House Women's Shelter

In the month of May, 51 homeless women found shelter, safety and support. We served 531 meals at RHWS, 724 showers were provided with clean towels and all toiletries and 136 loads of laundry were washed and dried at no charge to our guests. Ruth's House guests are in need of personal items for summer weather: deodorant, sunscreen, lightweight clothing and dresses, water bottles.

Transitional Housing

In May we had 12 men enrolled in our program. 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

  • Laundry soap
  • Canned vegetables
  • Any kind of meat
  • Deodorant
  • Plastic spoons and forks
  • 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 June Openings: Thank You

Saturday, September 19

Wed. Sept. 2, Thur. Sept. 3, Sun. Sept. 6, Tue,. Sept. 8

Other Opportunities:

We are looking for a small team of volunteers to pick up food donations from local restaurants and stores. May commit weekly or monthly to help supply the Day Shelter with food items. Call Bob at 812-422-0297 if you are willing and able.

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