The Catholic Campaign for Human Development

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development

The Chicago Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is the Archdiocese of Chicago's anti-poverty program. Founded in 1970, Chicago CCHD's mission is to address the root causes of poverty in the Archdiocese through grants and education programs...

Thank you for your generosity to this year's Collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development! Read the press release to learn more about the programs this collection supports.

The CCHD national collection date coincides with World Day of the Poor on the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, but some dioceses hold their collection on a different date to avoid conflict with local activities and needs. Check your local diocese for the CCHD collection date in your parish. You can find web banners and more on the collection resources page.


“For over 38 million Americans, there is a thin line: between eviction and home, between hunger and health, between unemployment and work, between anxiety and stability. This line is the Poverty Line.  For a family of four, that line is $25,750 a year*.

* Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, 2018. . . .

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by funding community programs that encourage independence. You are essential to its success. Your generous donations will give those in poverty the support they need to make lasting changes.

Together, we can make a difference in families and communities across the United States. Please donate prayerfully and generously. Thank you.

I missed my parish collection, or my parish does not take up the collection. Can I still make a donation?

Yes! Send a check or money order to
Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Office of National Collections
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 
P. O. Box 96278 
Washington DC 20090-6278 

 Make checks payable to "USCCB – Catholic Campaign for Human Development."

Sorry, we are not currently able to process online or credit card donations.

E-mail for more information.

Keep up to date with the work of CCHD through our newsletter Helping People Help Themselves.


Check out the most recent Annual Report and see how your gift makes a difference to help break the cycle of poverty in the United States.