The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the Catholic Church’s domestic anti-poverty, social justice program established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in 1969. Its mission is to address the root causes of poverty in America through promotion and support of community-controlled, self-help organizations and through transformative education.
The National CCHD Second Collection occurs annually in November, and coincides with the World Day of the Poor. This collection is the sole source of funding for CCHD grant and education programs, both nationally and locally. Twenty-five percent of this collection stays here in the Archdiocese of Atlanta to fund parish and community grants. Contact Jayna if you are interested in applying a grant.
The CCHD Advisory Committee works with the CCHD Diocesan Director to consider grant applications, identify local community organizations that may benefit from a CCHD grant and advise on communication strategies to best promote and educate on the work of CCHD in the Archdiocese of Atlanta. It is made up of both clergy and lay voices, and strives to represent the full diversity of this local church.