Children & Families
About 1 in 5 children in Michigan live in poverty. Bridge will explore the reasons behind this disturbing result and the ideas to address it.
Rural counties in Michigan and poor cities like Detroit are at the bottom for flu immunization
Michigan has made huge strides testing sexual assault evidence. But even in this era of reckoning, black women are deemed unworthy of rape.
Shawana Hall had a troubled life but persevered. She spoke up against all odds.
Michigan multiple sclerosis patients face a looming crisis in how to pay for medications that can cost upwards of $80,000 a year
After federal funds lapse for a popular program, insurance for more than 100,000 lower-income children is in limbo.
Michigan is spending $119 million in children's health funds to remove lead hazards from home.
More than 900 juvenile prisoners have filed suit claiming they were harmed, some of them sexually, while being housed with adult inmates. Their case might never make it to a jury.
(With map) City’s former health leader charges that officials considered health concerns a ‘nuisance,’ and focused solely on tearing down blighted homes fast.
(With new statewide lead map) ‘It’s really unknown why,’ Michigan’s chief medical officer tells Bridge.
For older residents who don’t read the fine print, a reverse mortgage can hold unpleasant surprises.
Reverse mortgages can be a financial lifeline for seniors on the budget. But slick promotions have often hidden the risks. Bridge explains the basics.
Meet Daniel Caracheo, one of more than 6,000 Michigan "dreamers."
Meet Monserrat Velazquez, one of more than 6,000 Michigan "dreamers."
Meet Juan Palacios, one of more than 6,000 Michigan "dreamers."
Meet Juan Paulos Palacios, one of more than 6,000 Michigan "dreamers."
Meet Denis Martinez, one of more than 6,000 Michigan "dreamers."
The stories of young immigrants in one Michigan community
Rural counties across a band of northern Michigan have disability rates up to 18 percent, with little hope these former workers will return to jobs. Experts are trying to reverse the trend.
Across the northern Lower Peninsula, high poverty and unemployment often are accompanied by high rates of residents receiving disability checks.