Poverty USA & the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD)
Poverty USA is an initiative of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) and was created as an educational resource to help individuals and communities to address poverty in America by confronting the root causes of economic injustice—and promoting policies that help to break the cycle of poverty.
The domestic anti-poverty program of the US Catholic Bishops, CCHD helps low-income people participate in decisions that affect their lives, families, and communities—and nurtures solidarity between people living in poverty and their neighbors.
It takes all of us together to make a difference. Do you have something to say about living in Poverty USA, or finding a way out? Share your ideas and commitment with your friends and community.
Stories of Hope
The key to solving a problem? Understanding it. Listen to real stories about people living in poverty, learn the facts about poverty in the United States, understand the root causes, and—just as important—how people are helping themselves and others out of Poverty USA.
Last year, 1 in 7 American households were food insecure.
There are lots of ways to take action. You can spread the word about poverty in the United States, advocate for change, find and support organizations in your community, give time or resources or contact local representatives.