Catholic Campaign for Human Development
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Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Catholic Campaign for Human Development in Milwaukee

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) confronts the causes of poverty, rather than merely treating its symptoms. With the archbishop’s approval, CCHD makes both national and local grants each year to create jobs, improve education and strengthen neighborhoods. By supporting empowerment programs that foster self-sufficiency and social justice, you help low-income people change their lives by creating opportunities where none existed before. Your donations support:

  • Creating a violence free zone in the homes and community of a blighted inner-city area.
  • Empowering youth who are transitioning from foster care to independent living, to gain the skills they need to be self-sufficient and to break the cycle of poverty and abuse.
  • Developing accountability plans and self-care practices for a homeless community to gain employment and income through a cooperative enterprise.

Efforts that help lift people out of poverty are a contemporary and practical example of living the Gospel. Last year, the CCHD awarded more than $52,000 in local grants to support programs in Milwaukee and Racine counties. In addition, five organizations received $190,000 in national grants for programs in Kenosha, Milwaukee, and Waukesha counties. Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki vets both the local and the national organizations.

The CCHD National Office

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the national 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) The CCHD is working on the margins, encouraging everyone to learn about those living in poverty, to act and spread the word about poverty by sharing this flier, to connect with the work of CCHD by supporting the collection, and to pray for those who benefit from this collection.

Visit the CCHD national homepage to see how your gift empowers self-sufficiency and promotes social justice for low-income people in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and the nation. 

Archdiocesan Contact

Susan L. McNeil

Dignity of the Human Person


Social Justice web page



You may contribute to Combined Collections: Church in the United States by donating online using our secured page.

You may also make a donation by mailing your check (made out to Combined Collections) to:

Archdiocese of Milwaukee - Development Office
Combined Collections
3501 S. Lake Dr.
St. Francis, WI 53235

For questions, please call Michele Nabih at 414-769-3323.

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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee

3501 South Lake Drive
St. Francis, WI 53235

Phone:  (414) 769-3300
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