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Catholic Social Action Contact:

Cincinnati
Tony Stieritz – Director
Tammie Mers – Administrative Assistant

Catholic Social Action
100 East 8th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 421-3131 ext. 2660
Fax: (513) 421-1582
Email: csa@catholiccincinnati.org

Dayton Office
Sara Seligmann – Regional Director

Catholic Social Action
1520 South Main Street
Dayton, OH  45409
Phone: (937) 281-4124
Fax: (937) 341-5036
Email: csadayton@catholiccincinnati.org

Becky Kunkler – Northern Area Coordinator

Catholic Social Action
119 E. Water Street
Sidney, OH  45365
Phone:  (937) 281-4125 ext. 5015

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Greater Cincinnati Area Action Alerts: csa@catholiccincinnati.org

Greater Dayton and Northern Areas Social Justice Updates: sseligmann@catholiccincinnati.org

St. Francis Pledge Update (e-newsletter for Care for Creation information and updates): csa@catholiccincinnati.org

Catholic Campaign for Human Development

CCHD poster 2015

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is the U.S. bishops’ social justice, anti-poverty campaign.  Learn more about National CCHD’s work around the country to break the cycle of poverty.

Locally, CCHD operates out of the Catholic Social Action office, and it is supported by an Archdiocesan CCHD Committee that consists of parishioners from across the archdiocese. The purpose of CCHD efforts in the Archdiocese is two-fold. We seek to:

See what your CCHD Dollars are accomplishing in the Archdiocese!

Check out our report “YOUR dollars are making CHANGE!” (They make great bulletin inserts for CCHD Collection Weekend – Nov. 17-18)

Read about some of our great successes, including the stories of Greg of Victory Project in Dayton and Brandon of Community Matters in Cincinnati.  Last year, CCHD invested in people by empowering 2,600 individuals who are breaking the cycle of poverty.  This included:

ArchbishopPlease help make even more good news possible!  Give generously to CCHD on Collection Weekend, Nov. 17-18, 2018 (Annual World Day of the Poor)!

On November 18, the universal Church will recognize the World Day of the Poor, the same weekend as our annual collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the national, anti-poverty campaign of the U.S. bishops.  CCHD has been an immeasurable blessing for thousands in our Archdiocese over the years.  Just this past year, the agencies funded by CCHD have empowered more than 2,500 low-income people to break the cycle of poverty through such feats as finding jobs, responsibly reentering society after prison, educating youth, and securing decent housing and public services for their communities.  Archbishop Dennis Schnurr appeals to the faithful this year: “Through the grants we make to well-vetted organizations, CCHD uniquely empowers those in poverty to identify their own needs and to become their own agents of positive change.” Please prayerfully and generously consider how you will give on Collection Weekend, Nov. 17-18.  Your dollars are making real change!

Are you a funded organization or an organization interested in CCHD funding?

Click here to access report forms, application, criteria, and instructions.

The State of Poverty in the Archdiocese

Across the 19-counties of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, about 1 in every 8 people live in poverty.  In our urban counties, it can be about 1 in every 7; and in some rural counties, it can be 1 in nearly every 4!  The Glenmary Research Center has prepared this informative snapshot of certain demographic characteristics of the Archdiocese, including age, race, poverty, household income, and religious characteristics.  View their report here. 

Fight Poverty