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Catholic Campaign for Human Development
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.
The CCHD Review and Renewal:
- reaffirms CCHD’s Catholic foundations and priority for the poor
- responds to concerns about some of CCHD’s funding policies
- makes "10 Commitments" to strengthen CCHD as a faithful and effective expression of Catholic teaching and the Gospel mandate to defend the lives and dignity of those who are poor in our nation
Read the full report: “The Review and Renewal of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, as accepted and affirmed by the USCCB Administrative Committee, September 15, 2010” (pdf)
Fact sheet on The Review and Renewal of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (pdf)
Review and Renewal: What’s Changed, What Hasn’t (pdf)
Report of Bishop Roger Morin on CCHD and ACORN (pdf)
CLICK HERE to download a variety of resources in both English and Spanish to promote the CCHD Collection including:
- Parish resource guide
- Bulletin inserts
- Bulletin announcements
- Parish appeal
- Speaker's guide
- Web ads
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.
What can you do?
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
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.
Contact: (802) 295-5415 or email@example.com
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.
Contact: Sarah Jane Knoy, Lead Organizer
GSOP at (603) 668-8250 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Works to ensure quality education in Nashua and Manchester
- Works to reduce the drop out rate
- Secures transportation to hospital and medical appointments
- Advocates for affordable housing
- Advocates to improve the ability of non-citizen workers to contribute in New Hampshire
For information about the CCHD grant program and process, please visit www.usccb.org/cchd.
Catholic Social Teaching
Economic Justice for All, USCCB
Communities of Salt and Light
Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us
For more information, please contact:
Meredith P. Cook, Esq.
Director of the Office of Public Policy