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CAGE to push for dental and mental care

A coalition of Evansville churches is pushing for dental and mental care for low-income residents. 

Congregations Acting for Justice and Empowerment will conduct a meeting called a Nehemiah Action next month. CAJE Coordinator Amy Devries tells WNIN News that the coalition has been successful in getting local officials to expand METS bus service to Highway 41-North and to create a downtown dental clinic. But the clinic closed in 2012, and need remains great.

CAJE also plans to ask city and county officials to provide low-income people with better access to mental health care. The Action meeting is set for April 10th at 6:30 p.m. at the Evansville Coliseum.

CAJE consists of 18 local congregations, including Catholics, Baptists, Methodists, and Unitarians.