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Who We Are

 

CCHD: Working on the Margins

Mission & Identity

Pope Francis smiles as he arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican June 26. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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)

The belief that those who are directly affected by unjust systems and structures have the best insight into knowing how to change them is central to CCHD. CCHD works to break the cycle of poverty by helping low-income people participate in decisions that affect their lives, families and communities. CCHD offers a hand up, not a hand out.

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.

CCHD provides the Catholic faithful with concrete opportunities to live out the love of God and neighbor in ways that express our baptismal call and continuing Eucharistic transformation. CCHD is made possible by the generous support of Catholics in the United States, especially through an annual parish collection.

CCHD is an essential part of the Church in the United States' social mission, and a unique part of the Catholic community's broad commitment to assist low-income people, families and communities.  

National Office Staff

Main Number . . . . . . . . . .  202-541-3210
Fax Number   . . . . . . . . . .  202-541-3329
Main Email     . . . . . . . . . . 
cchdgrants@usccb.org

  Administrative
 


Ralph McCloud


Director


202-541-3367


rmccloud@usccb.org


 


Grants Administrator

202-541-3210


  Grant Specialists
 

Area A

Lydia Jiles
202-541-3371 ljiles@usccb.org
  Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont
 
 

Area B

Sandy Mattingly-Paulen  202-541-3211 smattingly-paulen@usccb.org
  Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin
         
 

Area C

Randy Keesler
202-541-3369  rkeesler@usccb.org
  Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee , Virgin Islands, Virginia, West Virginia
         
 

Area D

Kathryn Dorsett
202-541-3370  kdorsett@usccb.org
  Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas
         
 

Area E

Sean Wendlinder 202-541-3212 swendlinder@usccb.org
  Alaska, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming


  Education and Outreach
         
  Dylan Corbett
Mission & Identity Outreach Manager
202-541-3364
 dcorbett@usccb.org

 


Genevieve Mougey


Poverty Education & Outreach Manager


202-541-3372


gmougey@usccb.org


 

Jill Rauh

Assistant Director for Education & Outreach

202-541-3297

jrauh@usccb.org


CCHD National Collections

For collection-related questions, contact Bevin Kennedy in the USCCB Office of National Collections: 202-541-3365 bkennedy@usccb.org.


 CCHD Diocesan Contacts
 For more information regarding the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, please contact your local CCHD Diocesan Coordinator.  

 




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