Press Releases

The Center for Civil Justice accepts inquiries from news agencies by telephone (810) 244-8044 or email at  Unless a different contact is listed, contact Executive Director Terri L. Stangl at or Communications Specialist Justin Rumenapp at

Healthy Michigan Insurance Plan Now Available to Genesee County Residents 
FLINT, MI - April, 1, 2014 - Center for Civil Justice (CCJ) Health Eligibility Law Project’s HELPline is available to help Genesee County residents who have questions about or problems qualifying for coverage under the new Healthy Michigan Plan. Administered by the State of Michigan, the plan begins on April 1, 2014, and enrollment will remain open with no deadline. CCJ’s HELPline will be available during weekday business hours (9am – 5pm) and can be reached at (810) 238-8053.

As Deadline Approaches, Center for Civil Justice to Host “Obamacare” Sign Up Session
SAGINAW, MI – March 18, 2014
– Center for Civil Justice and the Mid-Michigan Community Action Agency are holding an Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) information and application help session on March 24th, 2014, for people without affordable health coverage. The event will be held at 5:30 pm in Hoyt Library, 505 Janes Avenue, Saginaw, MI 48607. Anyone who would like information about becoming insured is welcome. The session will include one-on-one help signing up for health coverage and subsidies.  

Center for Civil Justice is Helping Local Programs Feed Children this Summer
BAY CITY, MI – February 28, 2014 – Center for Civil Justice (CCJ) is looking to help out-of-school programs serve nutritious meals to children this summer. CCJ can help eligible schools, non-profit organizations, faith-based groups and libraries apply for federal Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) funding. Applications for Summer 2014 are being accepted from March 1 through May 1 and are processed by the Michigan Department of Education.

 School Breakfast Reaching More Children in Michigan
FLINT, MI– January 29, 2014 – A new national report finds that 322,901 low-income children in Michigan ate school breakfast during the 2012-2013 school year. This marks a 2% increase from the previous school year and demonstrates Michigan’s efforts to provide students with a healthy start to their day.