Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is the domestic anti-poverty, social justice program of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Its mission is to address the root causes of poverty in American through promotion and support of community-controlled, self-help organizations and through transformative education on Catholic Social Teaching. The message at the heart of Catholic Social Teaching has always been justice and hope for the poor. This ministry for justice is rooted in our baptism and faith commitment.
CLICK HERE to download a variety of resources in both English and Spanish to promote the CCHD Collection including:
Parish resource guide
Poverty in America
While the statistics about poverty paint a picture of a country in need of change, here are the stories of people who are working in their communities to make a difference. CLICK HERE to read Portraits of Hope.
CCHD grant projects are funded by the generosity of the faithful through the annual collection on the fourth Sunday of November. Examples of projects in the Diocese of Manchester that have received CCHD grants:
United Valley Interfaith Project Mission Statement
United Valley Interfaith Project (UVIP) is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that works to improve the quality of life for residents of the central Connecticut River Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont (Grafton and Sullivan Counties, NH; Windsor and Orange Counties, VT.) Through their membership in UVIP, 12 faith communities have committed to working together on systemic issues which contribute to poverty in the region.
Increasing affordable housing (including the affordability of home heating fuel
Increasing public transportation and elder transportation
Granite State Organizing Project
Granite State Organizing Project (GSOP) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization incorporated in 2002 that works to improve life in south-central New Hampshire. It is an organization comprised of religious, labor, and community organizations and individuals who join through their member organization.