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Learn what CCHD is doing to make justice for immigrants a
reality! In 2014, CCHD invested over $4 million and partnered with over 70
community-based organizations, 50 dioceses, and nearly 300 parishes and 90
Catholic institutions to empower immigrant communities.
Helping People Help Themselves features the Fe Y Justicia Worker Center, an education and advocacy group that focuses on workers' rights in Houston, TX.
Never tire of working for a more just world, marked by greater solidarity!
Pope Francis, Apostolic Journey to Rio De Janeiro
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, working 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)
The belief that those who are directly affected by unjust systems and structures have the best insight into knowing how to change them is central to CCHD. CCHD works to break the cycle of poverty by helping low-income people participate in decisions that affect their lives, families and communities. CCHD offers a hand up, not a hand out.Read more about CCHD's Mission & Identity.
CCHD grantee POWER in Philadelphia recently made sure city contract workers get a living wage!
CCHD grantee Illinois People's Action is celebrating their victory in getting predatory payday lending out of their community!
CCHD and Homelessness
National Catholic Reporter reports on what a CCHD grantee is doing to overcome homeless in Virginia.
Faith-based Community Organizing
This feature report in Commonweal details the positive impact of CCHD on community development efforts across the country. Read Getting Organized.
CCHD has awarded over $14 million to community groups working nationwide to overcome poverty and injustice. Take a look!
2014 New Leadership Award Winner!
Dr. Bethany Welch has been awarded CCHD's annual award for emerging leaders. She is working on the margins in service to poor and immigrant communities in South Philadelphia.
Strategic National Grants Program
To address neglected dimensions of poverty, like family life
and a broken criminal justice system, CCHD awarded more than $2 million as part of its Strategic National Grants Program. See CCHD's 2013 grantees.
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