Our VisionUnited 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 ValuesDignity Faith Commitment Compassion Service Passion Unconditional Love
Day ShelterDuring 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 ShelterYour 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 ShelterDuring 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 HousingDuring 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.
- Lice Treatment Kits, Deodorant
- Women's Underwear, Backpacks, Jeans
- Coffee, Milk, Eggs
- 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
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!
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
Have questions? Call UCS at 812.426.9960. Thank you!more