CCHD – Catholic Campaign for Human Development was instituted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to assist poor and low income Americans. Since 1970, the Catholic Campaign has contributed over $280 million to more than 7,800 low-income-led, community based projects that strengthen families, create jobs, build affordable housing, fight crime, and improve schools and neighborhoods. CCHD requires that projects develop community leadership and participation so that their solutions to poverty will be long-lasting and effective… to help break the cycle of poverty. CCHD also helps to educate Catholics about the causes of poverty and how Catholic Social Teaching is incorporated in building solidarity between impoverished and affluent persons. For more information on CCHD, Grants, and Publications – click here
The above summary was taken from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, “Helping People Help Themselves” 2012 Issue Three.
Each year, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops offers a Creating on the Margins contest to help schools and parishes engage youth in learning about the root causes of poverty and the Church’s response. The theme of this year’s contest, “A Time to Heal Racism,” invites Catholic youth in grades 7-12 to respond to racism using their creative gifts to share with the community. Find out more about gathering submissions, and prizes, in your community. (en Español)
Due date for submissions is March 13, 2019
Send submissions to Office of Life, Justice & Advocacy
6363 9th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
For more information – Contact Sabrina Burton Schultz
727-344-1611, ex. 5325
More than 46 million Americans live in Poverty USA.
Poverty USA is the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops. An initiative of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), Poverty USA seeks to educate and promote understanding about poverty and its root causes.
Catholics Confront Global Poverty.- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) call on one million Catholics in the United States to confront global poverty. Advocate with us to end hunger, disease, conflict, and other issues that affect the lives of our brothers and sisters worldwide.