Catholic Campaign for Human Development
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops,
working 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)
CCHD has a complementary mission of educating on poverty and its causes. This strategy of education for justice and helping
people who are poor speak and act for themselves reflects the mandate of the Scriptures and the principles of Catholic social teaching.
Funds for CCHD’s work come from a national collection, held each September in all parishes in the Archdiocese of Seattle.