“Whoever cares for the poor lends to the LORD, who will pay back the sum in full.­”—Proverbs 19:17

Many families are struggling, but you can help magnify the voice of the poor and vulnerable. Work to understand the issues and help others understand as well. Take action in your community. Pray for change. The road starts here.

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These resources will help classroom teachers, community, church and service group leaders, home schoolers and other educators initiate meaningful discussions about poverty in America today. Resources are designed to help individuals and groups not only begin to understand the size and scope of the problem but also start thinking about the ways in which they can take action to help create awareness about poverty in their communities.

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Take Action

Take action now to help those living in Poverty USA. View current USCCB Action Alerts. Sign up to receive future Action Alerts and information from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.

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"Prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God” (St. John Damascene, Catechism of the Catholic Church 2559). Prayer and meditation can open our eyes to our responsibilities and our hearts to solutions." Millions of people throughout the United States and the world are struggling. Please help us pray for their well-being.

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Support CCHD

It takes all of us together to make a difference. Do you have something to say about living in Poverty USA, or finding a way out? Share your ideas and commitment with your friends and community. You can make a direct donation to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Find a CCHD Group in Your Area

Find a CCHD Group

Get involved in your community! See if there's a CCHD-funded group working on the issue of poverty in your area and see what you can do to help.

Poverty USA Toolkit

Poverty USA Toolkit

You can use facts and figures from our website, along with web banners in your presentations and on your social media to help raise awareness about poverty.