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”
Fact sheet on The Review and Renewal of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Download CCHD Brochure
Download CCHD Handout
Visit website: www.usccb.org/cchd
Download a variety of resources in both English and Spanish to promote the CCHD Collection.
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. Read Stories 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, 15 faith communities have committed to working together on systemic issues which contribute to poverty in the region.
Contact: (802) 384-7016 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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: (603) 668-8250 or at email@example.com
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.