“Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”—Matthew 25:40
Stories of Hope
6 Ways to Observe the Sixth World Day of the Poor
On the Sixth World Day of the Poor, join CCHD’s mission to eradicate poverty. Read more to learn what you can do and ways to get involved.
What Causes Food Insecurity and What are Solutions to It?
Imagine the entire state of California not knowing where their next meal will come from. For 38.3 million Americans—just shy of California’s 39.5 million population—this uncertainty is a reality of daily life. Learn more about food insecurity here.
World Day of the Poor 2021: Striving for Economic Justice
Sunday, November 14, 2021, is the fifth World Day of the Poor. It is a time where we are reminded of our call to empower and uplift our brothers and sisters who are marginalized and fall victim to systemic poverty. As Catholics, it is our duty to intentionally encounter those experiencing poverty in order to understand it on a deeper level...
Support For Immigrant Communities in San Antonio, TX
Around 12% (or 295,300 people) of the San Antonio population are immigrants. Located near the US/Mexico border, the city has been a beacon of hope to immigrants from around the world since the early 19th century. These vibrant communities have contributed not only billions of dollars to the local economy...
Busing, Segregation, and Education Reform in Boston
Boston and the neighboring city of Cambridge have been heralded as bastions of world-class education for ages. Prestigious schools can be found throughout the region -- and include 54 colleges such as Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Tufts University, and countless private schools, housing around 250,000 students...
Supporting Restorative Justice Practices in St. Louis
For 50 years, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has supported organizations in communities across the US that make positive differences in people's lives. By confronting the root causes of poverty and funding local groups that address systemic issues such as criminal justice, we aim to improve the lives of those who are marginalized. Every single person, as created in the image of God, is entitled to a happy and dignified life.
Doing Good Isn't Always Easy. But it's Never Been More Important.
"Goodness, together with love, justice and solidarity, are not achieved once and for all; they have to be realized each day. It is not possible to settle for what was achieved in the past and complacently enjoy it, as if we could somehow disregard the fact that many of our brothers and sisters still endure situations that cry out for our attention.”
How You've Helped Us Lift the Downtrodden for 50 Years
For 50 years now, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has supported community organizations that address and remedy the root causes of poverty -- and we couldn't have done it without your help. Learn where your dollars have gone over the years.
Homelessness & Food Deserts in Los Angeles
Homelessness and food accessibility have been a problem in many American communities for years, but they’re especially prevalent in Los Angeles. Read about it here.
Supporting Environmental Justice in Portland, OR
One of our many efforts is supporting the work for environmental justice. CCHD supports community organizations throughout the country, working to tackle many dimensions of the complex social and environmental crisis facing our world. But in order to understand the solution, it's necessary to understand the problem.
A History of Discrimination, Redlining, and Affordable Housing Work in Washington, D.C.
For 50 years, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has promoted systemic change to address poverty’s root causes throughout the United States. As we look ahead to the next 50 years, we wanted to highlight the impact of some of the organizations we’ve funded over the last five decades.
Resources For Racial Justice and How to Get Involved
Recently, the US has seen nationwide protests as a result of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police. It is sadly not the first time such a disturbing event has occurred in recent memory. It is, however, a grim result of racial tensions between police and citizens, particularly those in the communities of color.