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    Catholic Campaign for Human Development


    CCHD: Working on the Margins

    Happening Now

    CCHD pre-applications for the 2015-16 grant year are now open!

    Economic Development Program Brochure

    Learn what CCHD is doing to make justice for immigrants a reality! In 2014, CCHD invested over $4 million and partnered with over 70 community-based organizations, 50 dioceses, and nearly 300 parishes and 90 Catholic institutions to empower immigrant communities.

    CCHD Newsletter
    Helping People Help Themselves features the Fe Y Justicia Worker Center, an education and advocacy group that focuses on workers' rights in Houston, TX.

    Never tire of working for a more just world, marked by greater solidarity!

    Pope Francis, Apostolic Journey to Rio De Janeiro

    Mission & Identity

    Pope Francis smiles as he arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican June 26. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

    The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, working to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ "... to bring good news to the poor ...  release to captives ...  sight to the blind, and let the oppressed go free." (Luke 4:18)

    The belief that those who are directly affected by unjust systems and structures have the best insight into knowing how to change them is central to CCHD. CCHD works to break the cycle of poverty by helping low-income people participate in decisions that affect their lives, families and communities. CCHD offers a hand up, not a hand out.

    Read more about CCHD's Mission & Identity.

    CCHD in the News

    Minimum Wage
    CCHD grantee POWER in Philadelphia recently made sure city contract workers get a living wage!

    Payday Lending
    CCHD grantee Illinois People's Action is celebrating their victory in getting predatory payday lending out of their community!

    CCHD and Homelessness
    National Catholic Reporter reports on what a CCHD grantee is doing to overcome homeless in Virginia.

    Faith-based Community Organizing
    This feature report in Commonweal details the positive impact of CCHD on community development efforts across the country. Read Getting Organized.

    Criminal Justice Reform
    America Magazine took note of CCHD's efforts to advance criminal justice reform: Punishment and Poverty. CCHD Looks at America's Incarceration Addiction

    CCHD: Putting the Gospel into Practice
    America Magazine explores why organizing the poor really is Catholic.

    CCHD Working on the Margins - Highlights

    2014-15 Grantees
    CCHD has awarded over $14 million to community groups working nationwide to overcome poverty and injustice. Take a look!

    2014 New Leadership Award Winner!
    Dr. Bethany Welch has been awarded CCHD's annual award for emerging leaders. She is working on the margins in service to poor and immigrant communities in South Philadelphia.

    Strategic National Grants Program
    To address neglected dimensions of poverty, like family life
    and a broken criminal justice system, CCHD awarded more than $2 million as part of its Strategic National Grants Program. See CCHD's 2013 grantees.

    Tools & Resources

    Video Library
    Visit CCHD's Video Library to see the Poverty Tour and other informational videos.

    US Economic Crisis: Hope in a Time of Poverty
    Reflections on Poverty in America
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    CCHD Brochure
    Basic information on CCHD | En Español

    Economic Development
    CCHD Economic Development Brochure | En Español

    What is CCHD?
    Handout: The Gospel in Action | En Español

    Review and Renewal
    Information on the Review and Renewal of CCHD and the Truth About CCHD

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