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

In October our volunteers cooked and served 10,159 meals. We provided for 286 Loads of laundry, washed and dried for free and 330 Showers were provided.

Night Shelter

In the month of October 110 individual men, 22 of them Veterans, found shelter, safety and support and 1,765 showers were provided.

Ruth's House Women's Shelter

In the month of October, 37 homeless women found shelter, safety and support. We served 604 meals at RHWS, 741 showers were provided with clean towels and all toiletries and 145 loads of laundry were washed and dried at no charge to our guests.

Transitional Housing

In October we had 17 men enrolled in our program. Five 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

  • Twin size BLANKETS
  • Bath size towels
  • Bar Soap & Shampoo
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Spaghetti Sauces
  • Toothpaste
  • 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

Volunteer Opportunities

November Openings: Saturday 11/29. Thank You
Openings in November: Saturday 11/29 Thank You
No more Openings in November: 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

Fri December 12 2014
Christmas Concert

Sat January 17 2015
Crop for Caring


Recent News

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

January 10 2014
TEENS FOR JEANS: Give up your old blue jeans for a good cause

Evansville Courier & Press – Click for full article

January 3 2014
DEEP FREEZE: Shelters make room for homeless who need to escape the cold

Evansville Courier & Press – Click for full article

dignity   faith   commitment   compassion   service   passion   unconditional love