50th Anniversary of CCHD

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Stay connected with CCHD by following us on Facebook and Twitter. We also encourage you to join us in using the hashtag, #CCHD50 to amplify our work transforming society the past 50 years.

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50th Anniversary Toolkit

Advancing Equality in America

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD)—that’s 50 years supporting initiatives that empower families, immigrants, new mothers, the elderly, and those in need. Through our work across the U.S., we’ve also empowered individuals to become active participants in their communities by partnering with other local organizations. Our goal is to transform society into one which supports the flourishing of all our brothers and sisters. 

The organizations supported by CCHD have been working for decades to address the racial and economic disparities revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, as we look forward to the daunting task of rebuilding a society where all can thrive in the aftermath of a devastating pandemic and the ongoing call to dismantle racial injustice, the work of CCHD is vitally important.

Addressing the Root Causes of Economic Injustice for 50 Years & Counting

Throughout the coming year, we will recognize five successful decades of CCHD beginning with our annual national collection in November 2020, and throughout 2021 with the distribution of educational materials, as well as Poverty Awareness Month in January, and at the 2021 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering. Additionally, special regional activities held throughout  2020 and 2021 will be opportunities for individuals, parishes, and communities to be a part of CCHD’s 50th Anniversary celebration.

virtual celebrationCCHD 50th Anniversary Local Celebrations

Many dioceses throughout the country are implementing events and activities to celebrate CCHD’s 50th Anniversary during 2020 and 2021. These events and activities, both in-person and virtual, will be an opportunity for Catholics and people of goodwill to celebrate the last 50 years of CCHD and get involved in the next 50 years of transformative work. 

More details will be released in the coming months and this page will be updated accordingly. Please check back for more information or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date or contact us at jphdmail@usccb.org. We also encourage you to share your CCHD stories and involvement with us on social media by using the hashtag, #CCHD50.

Historias de Esperanza

Creando viviendas asequibles en Florida

Creando viviendas asequibles en Florida

En el sudeste de Florida, gran parte de los hogares del condado de Broward gastan la mitad de sus ingresos mensuales en alquiler o hipoteca. Muchas de estas familias dependen de cada paga mensual para no quedarse sin techo.
Quitando las barreras después de estar tras las barras

Quitando las barreras después de estar tras las barras

Dos tercios de todas las personas actualmente encarceladas en los Estados Unidos están allí por delitos no violentos. Una vez que las personas cumplen sus sentencias y satisfacen todas las condiciones de su liberación, todavía encuentran obstáculos significativos, como encontrar un trabajo y una vivienda segura.
Promoviendo un tratamiento justo y un jornal justo

Promoviendo un tratamiento justo y un jornal justo

Para muchos inmigrantes en Port Chester, Nueva York, el trabajo por jornal es el único trabajo que pueden obtener. Debido a una barrera idiomática tremenda entre los empleadores y sus posibles empleados, a menudo surgen dificultades de comunicación.


Web of Poverty

Red de Pobreza

Decenas de millones de personas viven en una red de pobreza en los Estados Unidos. Este video ofrece una visión única de la complejidad de la pobreza, cómo se conecta con todo lo que hacemos y los factores que mantienen atrapadas a tantas personas y familias.