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.
"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.”
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has fought for systemic change to address poverty’s root causes throughout the United States for 50 years. While our work is always ongoing, we wanted to highlight the impact of some of the organizations we’ve funded over the last five decades.
In southeast Florida, a large portion of Broward County households spend half of their monthly income on rent or mortgage. Many of these families are only one paycheck away from homelessness.
Two-thirds of all people currently incarcerated in the United States are there for non-violent offenses. Once people serve their sentences and satisfy all the conditions of their release, they still encounter significant obstacles, like finding a job and safe housing.
For many immigrants in Port Chester, New York, day labor work is the only work they can get. Due to a formidable language barrier between the employers and their prospective employees, communication difficulties often occur.
On an island filled with breathtaking natural wonders, vacation homes, and seasonal rentals, affordable housing and jobs are severely lacking. And the 7,000 residents of San Juan were feeling the effect—until the San Juan Community Home Trust stepped in.