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    CCHD: Working on the Margins

    Happening Now

    New Blog! To Go Forth confronts the issues of the day with the insights of Catholic social teaching, human stories and the perspective of the bishops of the United States. Join the dialogue on Twitter @togoforth.

    Read the latest news from CCHD!

    Catholic Campaign for Human Development
    Learn how CCHD is helping communities support environmental justice. Since 2013, CCHD as invested nearly $2.5 million and partnered with over 35 community-based organizations and 31 dioceses in 22 states to support environmental justice.

    Helping People Help Themselves
    The quarterly CCHD newsletter Helping People Help Themselves features Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children (FFLIC), a support and advocacy group that works to improve conditions, resources and laws surrounding the juvenile justice system in Louisiana.

    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 national 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

    CCHD's Ralph McCloud Interviewed by Millenial Journal
    Race, Economic Injustice & Ferguson: An Interview with CCHD's Ralph McCloud

    Restorative Justice in California
    CCHD is partnering with the California Catholic Conference and dioceses across the state to bring reconciliation and healing to victims of crime and offenders in order to build a stronger community.

    Co-ops are Catholic!
    America Magazine profiles some dynamic cooperative movement work, supported by CCHD, and renewing our economy.

    Empowering Immigrants in El Paso
    Border Network for Human Rights, funded by CCHD in the past, has brought the local bishop, sheriff and city council around the table to make sure immigrants can come out of the shadows with ID cards.

    Economic Development in Ohio
    With an assist from CCHD, this startup is bringing new jobs and tortillas to a local community!

    Building Beautiful Communities in Washington State
    Take a look at this great mural of St. Vincent de Paul put together by students, volunteers and a local artist in Kent County, WA.

    In Nebraska, Small Towns Have a Can-Do Spirit!

    Check out the work of entrepreneurial students in Cody, NE to bring economic development and a new grocery store to their small town with the help of CCHD.

    Sure Footing for the Future in New Jersey
    Local grants in the Diocese of Trenton are empowering young people transitioning out of foster care to take the next step with confidence.

    Mass Incarceration Must Stop
    Fr. John Crossin OSFS, executive director of the USCCB Secretariat of Ecumenical and Inter-religious Affairs has been working with Christian Churches Together, USCCB's Dept. of Justice, Peace & Human Development and CCHD to put an end to mass incarceration. Read his reflections.

    Parents Deserve a Say in their Children's Education
    In Philadelphia, POWER fought and won the right for parents to have a say in how Pennsylvania funds its public schools.

    There Should Be Life After Prison
    In Wisconsin, Ohio and Florida, CCHD and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul are teaming up to help returning citizens.

    CCHD Working on the Margins - Highlights

    Justice for Immigrants
    In 2014, CCHD invested over $4 million to empower immigrant communities.

    Economic Development in Cincinnati
    Watch this great video on the work of Community Blend, a coffee shop coop in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

    CCHD Groups Speak to USCCB on Importance of Environmental Justice

    Leaders from Push Buffalo and the Louisiana Bucket Brigade recently met at the USCCB with Archbishop Wenski and leaders in the Catholic environmental movement on the importance of protecting creation and promoting sustainable urban developsment. Read Archbishop Wenski's address from the meeting.

    Strategic National Grants 2014
    Check our this year's strategic national grantees, tackling Catholic education, a voice for the Mexico-US border, affordable housing, immigration reform, leadership development for farmworker communities and more.

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

    Tools & Resources

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

    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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