Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the Catholic Church’s domestic anti-poverty program established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in 1969. The CCHD philosophy emphasizes empowerment and participation for low income people. By helping low income people to participate in the decisions and actions that affect their lives, CCHD empowers them to move beyond poverty.
National Web site: http://www.usccb.org/about/catholic-campaign-for-human-development/
Local CCHD Second Collection & Advisory Committee
Twenty-five percent of CCHD’s annual second collection in November is kept locally and administered (via local parish grants and local community grants) by the Archdiocese of Atlanta Office of Justice and Peace Ministries with the help of a local CCHD volunteer advisory committee. If you are interested in being a part of our local CCHD advisory committee, please contact Kat Doyle at the Office of Justice and Peace Ministries.