United Caring Services

United Caring Services Opens Diversion Center to Help Individuals in Crisis

By CHHSM Staff | November 13, 2023

After years of hard work, United Caring Services (UCS) of Evansville, Ind., hosted an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 25 for its new Diversion Center. Attendees had the opportunity to tour the UCS campus, speak with staff members, and learn more about the Diversion Center and all of UCS’ programming. As substance misuse, mental…

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CHHSM Annual Business Meeting Tells Good News of CHHSM Member Agencies

By Barb Powell | March 17, 2023

One highlight of CHHSM’s 85th Annual Gathering — held March 7-9 in Denver — was the CHHSM Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon, which took place March 8. During the meeting, which included highlights of the work of CHHSM staff over the past year, the board also received the Member Report, enumerating not only the number…

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Va Cun Named New Executive Director of United Caring Services

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | February 10, 2023

The Board of Directors of United Caring Services, based in Evansville, Ind., is pleased to announce that Va Cun is UCS’ new executive director. She began her new role Feb. 8. Cun’s career spans academia, higher education administration, and the nonprofit sector. The unifying themes of her professional work are equity and social justice. Moreover, she…

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United Caring Services Takes On Homelessness through Permanent Housing Programs

By Barb Powell | August 11, 2022

United Caring Services in Evansville, Ill., is well known for many of its shelter programs: a day shelter; men’s night shelter and women’s night shelter; recuperative care program providing a place for homeless individuals to stay after discharge for a hospital; and “white flag” program, providing seasonal night shelter to men, women and children during…

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United Caring Services Expands White Flag Program for Winter Months

By CHHSM Staff | November 19, 2021

Every year, the seasonal White Flag program at UCC-related United Caring Services (UCS) in Evansville, Ind., serves countless numbers of people experiencing homelessness, providing a warm place to shelter overnight when the temperature dips below freezing. When UCS puts out the white flag, people know the overnight shelter will be open that evening. But this…

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In Atypical Year, 2020 Annual Report Focuses on Ways CHHSM and Its Member Adapt and Serve with ‘Justice and Grace — Together’

By Barb Powell | June 25, 2021

The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries announced June 24 the release of its 2020 Annual Report. The online report centers on the responses of CHHSM and its member ministries to the dual public health crises of the past year: COVID-19 and systemic racism. The report is focused on the theme, “Justice and…

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Interfaith Partners from the Islamic Society of Evansville Bolster United Caring Services During Pandemic

By Barb Powell | May 11, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many CHHSM agencies that provide food, shelter, and other services to homeless persons and lower-income individuals are without their normal contingent of volunteers. But this has created a benefit: to compensate, CHHSM members across the country have forged new partnerships in their local communities. One example is United Caring Services…

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United Caring Services Finds Space for Winter Shelter Program, Thanks to Community Partners

By CHHSM Staff | November 20, 2020

As the cold weather approached, United Caring Services (UCS) in Evansville, Ind., worried about how to house guests who use its shelter on the coldest nights of the season. COVID-19 safe practices made its current space no longer large enough to house the 70-to-80 people who use the overnight sleeping accommodations during extremely cold winter…

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Pandemic Creates Needs, Forces New Solutions for United Caring Services

By Barb Powell | August 10, 2020

When the COVID-19 stay at home orders were issued in March, CHHSM member United Caring Services (UCS) knew it had to continue to help the local Evansville, Ind., community it serves. UCS provides emergency and essential services via its day shelter, men’s and women’s night shelters, medical respite, and apartments, and has not closed any…

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Food Insecurity is July Focus of ‘Be A Voice Advocacy Toolkit’

By Barb Powell | July 13, 2020

Social injustices are becoming more obvious and recognizable during this time of the coronavirus pandemic, and CHHSM’s faith-based health and human service ministries are continuing and strengthening their outreach in their local communities. One main area of focus is food insecurity, the topic of the July installment of the Be A Voice Health and Human…

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