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Catholic Social Action Contact:

Andrew Musgrave – Director
Tammie Mers – Administrative Assistant

Catholic Social Action
100 East 8th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 263-6691 – Andrew
Phone:  (513) 263-6690 – Tammie
Fax: (513) 421-1582

Dayton Office
Sara Seligmann – Regional Director

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

Becky Kunkler – Northern Area Coordinator

Catholic Social Action
119 E. Water Street
Sidney, OH  45365
Phone: 937-538-4406



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Catholic Campaign for Human Development

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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:

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

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

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. 23-24).

Read about some of our great successes, including the stories of Ivy of Power Inspires Progress in Cincinnati and Christine of Supports to Encourage Low-Income Families in Hamilton.  Last year, CCHD invested in people by empowering 4,660 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. 23-24, 2019. 

On the weekend of November 23-24 the universal Church will hold its 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 4,660 low-income people to break the cycle of poverty through such feats as teaching construction skills to under-privileged men, life plans were developed and implemented for self-sufficient futures,  educating youth, securing decent housing and training for citizens to become grassroots leaders in 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. 23-24.  Your dollars are making real change!


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. 

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