“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

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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.”
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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.
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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.
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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.
What 50 Years of Chicago Immigrant Accompaniment Looks Like

What 50 Years of Chicago Immigrant Accompaniment Looks Like

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.
Creating Affordable Housing in Florida

Creating Affordable Housing in Florida

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.
Removing the Barriers After Being Behind Bars

Removing the Barriers After Being Behind Bars

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.
Promoting Fair Treatment and a Fair Day’s Work

Promoting Fair Treatment and a Fair Day’s Work

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.
Ensuring Paradise Has a Home for Its Residents

Ensuring Paradise Has a Home for Its Residents

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.
Growing Food and Opportunities

Growing Food and Opportunities

When the Haddington community started to be overwhelmed with run-down houses, empty lots, drug dealers, and unsavory characters, residents came together to make their community safe, healthy, and viable.