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CCHD Newsletter: Helping People Help Themselves

 

CCHD's quarterly newsletter, Helping People Help Themselves, features a message from the Director, Ralph McCloud, and offers inspiring examples of the good work CCHD funds. 

Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation

By Beth Griffin

Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 1, 2017

Sturdy, attractive, affordable housing is starting to rise on a 34-acre parcel at the geographic center of the huge Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The energy-efficient homes near the second largest intersection in the 3,469-square mile expanse are the solid, tangible result of years of organizing by Thunder
Valley Community Development Corporation (CDC).

Read more about Thunder Valley CDC in the newsletter.

Building Transformative Relationships, Advancing Restorative Justice

By Beth Griffin

Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 4, 2016

"Mass incarceration is a crisis in this country. There are nine million people in some kind of carceral control,including jail, prison, probation, parole, or community supervision. About two-thirds of all people currently incarcerated are there for a nonviolent offense. And when they get out, it's not over. They face another set of challenges." That's how Paul Graham describes the scope of a problem very few people consider. He is the national coordinator for the Vincentian Reentry Organizing Project of the National Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Read more about the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the newsletter.


Past issues of Helping People Help Themselves


Dignity, Stability, Home
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 3, 2016

Tackling Wage Theft, Building Just Communities
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 2, 2016

Thirty Years of Courageous Organizing
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 1, 2016

Voices Unite to Reform the Justice System
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 4, 2015

Empowering Others as Entrepreneurs
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 3, 2015

Moving in Congregations Acting in Hope
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 2, 2015

Baltimore's Local CCHD Committee
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 1, 2015

Neighborhood Foods
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 4, 2014

Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 3, 2014

Fe Y Justicia Worker Center
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 2, 2014

Camden Student Leaders
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 1, 2014

Taxi Workers' Alliance of Pennsylvania
Helping People Help Themselves
, Issue 4, 2013

Metropolitan Congregations United for St. Louis
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 3, 2013

Border Network for Human Rights
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 2, 2013

Day Laborer's Union Creates Buzz in Chicago
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 1, 2013

Indy CAN!
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 4, 2012

Focus on the Cross of Poverty
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 3, 2012

Women's Justice Circles Blend Two Feet of Christian Discipleship
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 2, 2012

Bold Faith Leads to Bold Justice
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 1, 2012

Good Dog! Seven-year-old Business Gives its Employees a Hand Up
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 4, 2011

Living Out Our Eucharistic Mission
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 3, 2011

Community Organizing Fulfills Gospel Mandate  
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 1, 2011

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, Healthy Communities 
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 2, 2011

 

If you would like to receive quarterly issues of Helping People Help Themselves, please e-mail ncpromo@usccb.org with your name
and mailing address.
 



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