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Get the facts about Poverty USA! Did you know: In 2016, 40.6 million people lived in Poverty USA; 18% of all children (15.3 million kids) lived in Poverty USA—that’s about 1 in every 5 children; 2.5 million children experience homelessness in a year. Luckily, there are programs that help.
Working to address poverty in America demands confronting the root causes of economic injustice — and promoting policies that help. Learn more about some major legislative policies that help people get back on their feet. Your voice will make the difference!
The domestic anti-poverty program of the US. Catholic Bishops, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is an instrument of the Catholic Church working to break the cycle of poverty. CCHD aims to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ, “… to bring good news to the poor … release to captives … sight to the blind, and let the oppressed go free” (Luke 4:18).
After exploring the facts around Poverty, the following 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.