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

During the month of December 2015, your faithful service allowed 403 men and women to find food, safety and shelter. UCS volunteers served 10,105 meals. 273 guests were able to take showers with clean towels and toiletries provided. 310 loads of laundry were washed and dried. For 3 meals, a shower, and laundry, it costs approximately $3.00 per guest.

Night Shelter

Your compassionate support, during the month of December 2015, allowed 112 men who are homeless to have a safe, warm bed for the night with 1,516 showers taken. A single bed night costs approximately $1 per guest.

Ruth's House Women's Shelter

During the month of December 2015, your loving commitment provided 47 women who are homeless to find shelter, safety and support. UCS served 1322 meals at Ruth's House, provided 522 showers with clean towels and all toiletries with 178 loads of laundry washed and dried at no charge to our guests. A single bed night costs approximately $2.10 per guest.

Transitional Housing

During December 2015, your passionate generosity provided 12 men and 3 women the needed opportunity to further regain their dignity and rebuild their lives. UCS's two year Transitional Housing/Shared Spaces Program is designed for those who are highly motivated to leave homelessness behind and return to sustainable, independent living in the community.

Urgent Needs

  • Lice Treatment Kits, Deodorant
  • Women's Underwear, Backpacks, Jeans
  • Coffee, Milk, Eggs
  • Sugar/Creamer
  • Seasonings (Oil, Salt, Pepper, Butter, Garlic, etc.)
  • Canned Vegetables, Loaves of Bread
  • Pasta (Spaghetti, Elbow Macaroni, etc.)
  • Forks & Spoons, Soup Bowls
  • Industrial Foil
  • Bleach, Laundry pods, Dish soap
  • Lamps, Twin Mattresses, Loveseats

Volunteer Opportunities

Call 812.426.9960

Call 812.426.9960

January 1,3,5,6,7,12,14,16,18,26, and 27; Want to be a weekly server/team? Call 812.426.9960. We need you. Thanks!

Other Opportunities:

Meal volunteers need 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!

Teens For Jeans

During February, you can help UCS make a difference by collecting/donating jeans for teens. Over 1.5 million teens and children are homeless each year. There are FOUR drop off locations this year each with different days/hours available for you:

The Turning Pointe UMC
Tues & Thurs 9am-3pm,
Sat 4:30-6pm, Sun 9am-11:30am
St. Peter’s (Highland) UCC
Tues & Thurs 8am-1pm
Kumon Learning Center
Mon & Thurs 3pm-7pm
United Caring Services
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm

Have questions? Call UCS at 812.426.9960. Thank you!

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Upcoming Events

Mon February 29 2016
Teens For Jeans - All February 2016

Sat April 2 2016
Jazz, Shoes & Blues – Join UCS in Taking Steps to Rise Above Poverty!

Wed May 11 2016
Gong Show

Sat June 25 2016
25th Anniversary Event


Recent News

February 6 2016
Agencies working to determine Evansville homeless population

WFIE – Click for full article

February 4 2016
Thanks to donations, local shelter gets industrial washing machine

Evansville Courier & Press – Click for full article

December 18 2015
Evansville man collects car full of items for charity

Evansville Courier & Press – Click for full article

November 30 2015
Emmerson takes reins at United Caring Services

Evansville Courier & Press – Click for full article

November 3 2015
Homeless People Reunite With Their Families Thanks To The Power Of Social Media

Huffington Post – Click for full article

dignity   faith   commitment   compassion   service   passion   unconditional love