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United Caring Shelters | Evansville, IN

UCS Ruth's House Women's Shelter

United Caring Shelters and Reflecting Waters, Inc. – Ruth’s House, announce merger.
Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 is a new beginning for the United Caring Shelters, Women’s Shelter and Ruth’s House. Today we are announcing that the Board of Directors of United Caring Shelters and Ruth’s House have approved a merger. The Ruth’s House facility will become the new home of the UCS Women’s Emergency Shelter Program on January 1st, 2013.
Ruth’s House will continue to offer Services and Shelter to single Homeless Women. Current Ruth’s House Program participants will be placed in appropriate housing, or receive a bed in the Women’s Night Shelter. The current House Manager, will be retained as the UCS Ruth’s House Women’s Shelter Program Supervisor.
We will enter into a 6 month long intensive effort to secure financial commitments for the continuation of the vital ministry of the Ruth’s House Program in helping women rebuild and restore their lives. The Ministry of Ruth’s House will continue as a safe and supportive home for Homeless Women.
Further details will be worked out by a Task Force comprised of members of both Boards in the coming weeks.

United Caring Shelters' begain the Women's Shelter program in November of 2011, nearly doubling the amount of beds available for single women who find themselves homeless in our community.  The United Caring Shelters' Women's Shelter provides overnight accommodations from 7pm -7am for single women. Meals, laundry and other services are available at th United Caring Shelters main campus at our Day Shelter facility. This program currently provides a safe, clean, and secure overnight emergency shelter for 24 women. Donations and administration are handled at our Main Campus on Ingle street between 5th and 6th streets in downtown Evansville.

While we are providing single, homeless women with a safe, clean, secure overnight facility, we also provide Case Management, support and encouragement.  We seek to provide stability for these women that will allow them the opportunity to shift focus from day to day survival to self improvement through job searching, addressing medical issues, substance abuse issues and addressing mental and emotional issues. With additional financial support, we hope to be able to expand this program to 24 hours a day.

This program is made possible in part, by the generous financial support of the Welborn Baptist Foundation and Mary Hart, Pigeon Township Trustee.

Download our Ruth's House Women's Shelter Rules