Our Mission
The domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is an instrument of the Catholic Church working to break the cycle of poverty.

CCHD aims to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ, “… to bring good news to the poor … release to captives … sight to the blind, and let the oppressed go free.” (Luke 4:18)

About CCHD

Each year CCHD distributes national grants to more than 200 organizations developed by grassroots groups of low-income persons, working in dioceses throughout the country. Since its beginning, CCHD has provided more than 9,000 grants nationwide. Learn more.


Charitable Works and Social Justice

There are two different, but complimentary, ways that we can walk the path of love, or caritas. We call these the “Two Feet of Love in Action,” based on Pope Benedict XVI’s reflections in Deus Caritas Est (God is Love) and Caritas in Veritate (Charity in Truth). Learn More.


Reflection on the Eucharist

The Eucharist, celebrated as a community, teaches us about human dignity, calls us to the right relationship with God, ourselves and others; invites us to community and solidarity; and sends us on mission to help transform our communities, neighborhoods and world. Learn More.


Catholic Teachings and Tradition Around Poverty

The basic principles of the Catholic Mission as they are applied by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development in fighting domestic poverty. Learn More.


For more information about CCHD and Catholic Social Teaching, visit USCCB.org. For more information about fighting global poverty, visit Catholics Confront Global Poverty, a joint initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS).

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