SWI-AHEC’s The Blues Café targets concerns of ex-offenders


Because life after incarceration doesn’t always start with a clean slate, the Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center (SWI-AHEC) is presenting The Blues Café to discuss the collateral consequences that make recovery difficult for ex-offenders. The Blues Café will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 27, at Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1800 S. Governor Street, Evansville.

The event is an opportunity for health professionals, faith-based community members, students and the general public to engage with a panel of professionals who will answer questions and provide resources for ex-offenders.

The panel of experts includes Cord Hale, criminal justice liaison for CareSource; Donna Milam, family services director at Habitat for Humanity; Rose Duran, re-entry team lead at Aurora; and Angela Watson, founder of Mothers At War Ministries & Resource Center, Inc.

SWI-AHEC began as a regional center in 2008, and it is hosted by the University of Southern Indiana in the College of Nursing and Health Professions. It is part of a national network with a mission to improve health by leading the nation in the recruitment, training and retention of a diverse health workforce for underserved communities.

For more information, call Kerseclia L. Patterson, academic outreach coordinator at SWI-AHEC at 919-632-8419 or email kpatterson@usi.edu.

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