CAJE To Seek Commitments From Local Leaders
Religious leaders will ask local decision-makers to make commitments on housing and mental health care.
Congregations Acting for Justice and Empowerment – or CAJE – conducts its Nehemiah Action Monday night.
In a news release, CAJE says it will ask local leaders publicly to implement evidence-based solutions that the group’s research teams discovered during their months-long research-to-action process.
The congregations will urge Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke to allocate additional funds for the city’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund for budget year 2020 and ask City Council members to commit to approving the allocation during the budget vote this fall.
The group will also call on local mental health providers to create and expand services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and a co-occurring mental health condition.
CAJE says 1,400 concerned residents from three southwestern Indiana counties will gather at Old National Events Plaza in Downtown Evansville for the event at 6:30 Monday evening.