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 September 2015, your faithful service allowed 336 men and women to find food, safety and shelter. UCS volunteers served 10,179 meals. 343 guests were able to take showers with clean towels and toiletries provided. 257 loads of laundry were washed and dried.

Night Shelter

Your compassionate support, during the month of September 2015, allowed 103 men who are homeless to have a safe, warm bed for the night with 1,510 showers taken.

Ruth's House Women's Shelter

During the month of September 2015, your loving commitment provided 46 women who are homeless to find shelter, safety and support. UCS served 498 meals at Ruth's House, provided 803 showers with clean towels and all toiletries with 138 loads of laundry washed and dried at no charge to our guests.

Transitional Housing

During September 2015, your passionate generosity provided 11 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

  • 15lb+ Turkeys
  • 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
  • Backpacks, Deodorant
  • Jeans, Socks, Mittens/Gloves

Volunteer Opportunities

Thursdays in December including 12/24

Thursdays in December including 12/24

Thursdays in December including 12/24

Other Opportunities:

Check with the Day Shelter @ 812.426.9960 to arrange other volunteer opportunities. You are making a difference in people’s lives!

Crop for Caring

A great scrapbooking fundraiser! Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Bethel UCC at 3029 N. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN from 9am to 9pm. Send in your registration form along with your $40 registration fee by January 11th. Have questions? Call Deborah at 812.459.4359. Thank you and see you there!

Downloadable Registration Form


Upcoming Events

Sun December 13 2015
Day Shelter Holiday Party

Sun December 13 2015
Ruth's House Holiday Party

Sat January 16 2016
Crop for Caring

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


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