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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
Pam Long – Regional Director

Catholic Social Action
1436 Needmore Road
Dayton, OH 45414
Phone: (937) 224-3026
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) 224-3026 ext. 5015

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Catholic Campaign for Human Development

CCHD poster 2015

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.

Want to Know What Your CCHD Dollars Accomplished Last Year?

Check out our report “YOUR dollars are making CHANGE!”

Read about some of our great successes, including the stories of Tracey at S.E.L.F. in Hamilton and Dominic in Cincinnati.  In the Archdiocese of Cincinnati last year, CCHD groups empowered:

ArchbishopThank you for giving generously on CCHD Collection Weekend, Nov. 19-20, 2016!

As Archbishop Dennis Schnurr notes, “Through CCHD, we show mercy, not by providing a handout, but by providing a life-changing hand up.”


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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