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Catholic Social Action Contact:

Tony Stieritz – Director
Tammie Mers – Administrative Assistant
Sr. Tracy Kemme – Issue Campaign Coordinator

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
Joanna Nuval – – Administrative Assistant

Catholic Social Action
1436 Needmore Road
Dayton, OH 45414
Phone: (937) 224-3026
Fax: (937) 341-5036

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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.

ArchbishopArchbishop Dennis Schnurr: CCHD empowers us to “be a more merciful Church.”  Please, give generously to the annual collection, Nov. 21-22, 2015.

In his appeal letter this year, Archbishop Dennis Schnurr urges us to prepare for the Year of Mercy by supporting the agencies funded through the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.  These agencies help us to become more powerful agents of God’s mercy by opening up social and economic structures for those on the fringes.  Read the Archbishop’s letter, and please give generously on collection weekend, November 21-22.

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr’s Letter for the 2015 CCHD Collection

You can also download a sample bulletin insert and other helpful promotional links here.

Your 2014 – 2015 Dollars Are Making Change!

Want to know what your CCHD donations accomplished?  Check out this list of accomplishments from 2014-2015.

Last year, CCHD-funded organizations directly helped over 3,400 low-income individuals in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati through employment, job skills training, critical educational opportunities, and leadership training.  This includes:

· 58 new jobs

· 708 youth in educational and leadership programs

· 50 % reduction of crime in certain neighborhoods

· 1,054 adults in education, life skills, and leadership efforts

· $213,343 in services redirected to low-income communities

· 3,428 total number of people directly benefitting from CCHD-funded efforts in the Archdiocese!

CT photo of Community Blend

CCHD-funded Community Blend Coffee Shop, a cooperatively owned business in Cincinnati’s Evanston neighborhood.

2014 – 2015 CCHD Funded Groups in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Click here to view what our locally funded groups are setting out to do this year!

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