Addressing the Root Causes of Poverty
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop's (USCCB) anti-poverty campaign. Since its foundation in 1969, the Diocese of Crookston has proactively sought to support its mission. CCHD works to break the cycle of poverty by helping low-income people participate in decisions that affect their lives, families and communities. CCHD has a complementary mission of educating on poverty and its causes through educational opportunities and grant programs. The strategy of education for justice and helping people who are poor speak and act themselves that CCHD puts into action reflects the mandate of the Scriptures and the principles of Catholic social teaching.