Catholic Social Action
100 East 8th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 421-3131 ext. 2660
Fax: (513) 421-1582
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: (513) 421-3131 ext. 2660 (your message will be forwarded to Becky.)
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Catholic Campaign for Human Development
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:
- Fund groups in the archdiocese who are working to end poverty. We fund groups through the donations you make to the CCHD collection which takes place at your parish the weekend before Thanksgiving; and
- Educate Catholics in the Archdiocese about poverty and equip them to work for change.
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:
- 127 individuals with barriers to employment who became employed and were trained in financial and life skills,
- 339 children and youth who developed leadership skills and served their communities;
- 149 citizens who organized their communities to make decisions that put people first,
- 687 women overcoming physical and emotional abuse through resources and mentoring,
- Three non-profit businesses owned by low-income entrepreneurs in Lower Price Hill, Over-the-Rhine and Ripley (Brown County).
- Support and leadership trainings for young immigrants;
- Improvement of government services in addressing vacant housing and sewers.
Please 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!
- Download Archbishop Schnurr’s Appeal Letter here.
- You can also download a sample bulletin insert and additional promotional links here.
- National CCHD promotional materials can be accessed here.
Are you a funded organization or an organization interested in CCHD funding?
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.