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Catholic Social Action Contact:

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

Dayton Office
Sara Seligmann – Regional Director

Catholic Social Action
1520 South Main Street
Dayton, OH  45409
Phone: (937) 281-4124
Fax: (937) 341-5036

Becky Kunkler – Northern Area Coordinator

Catholic Social Action
119 E. Water Street
Sidney, OH  45365
Phone:  (937) 498-1192
Phone:  (937) 281-4124 ext. 5015

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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 Accomplished Last Year!

Check out our report “YOUR dollars are making CHANGE!”  (They make great bulletin inserts for CCHD Collection Weekend – Nov. 18-19)

Read about some of our great successes, including the stories of TaMeka of Dream Buildings in Tipp City and Dorothy of CUFA in Cincinnati.  Last year, CCHD invested in people by empowering 1,919 individuals below the poverty line to break the cycle of poverty.  This included:

ArchbishopPlease help make even more good news possible!  Give generously to CCHD on Collection Weekend, Nov. 18-19 (the First Annual World Day of the Poor)!

Starting this year, Pope Francis has instituted a new tradition for our Church, a World Day of the Poor which fittingly coincides with our national CCHD Collection on Nov. 19!  Archbishop Dennis Schnurr urges us to embrace this day through a robust participation in CCHD and sustained encounters with the poor, “Through our contributions to CCHD on the World Day of the Poor, and our engagement with the poor all year round, may we more fully understand the deepest truths of the Gospel.”

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