The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD)

Working for Social Change

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has been working for social change across the United States for 53 years. Created by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, CCHD works with a two-pronged approach. One arm educates Americans about the realities of poverty. The other arm confronts the unique challenges of those living in...

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Working toward a Common Goal

You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things.” – Mother Teresa At Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa), we are committed to reducing poverty. As the causes of poverty are complex and varied, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for those we serve. Collaborations with...

Peer Recovery Coaches

Warming Hearts and Hands in Wheeling

Winters in Wheeling can be brutal. The cold weather puts many of our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness at increased risk of illn ess and even addiction relapse. Unfortunately, social distancing requirements related to the pandemic mean that the Neighborhood Center on 18th Street is not large enough to accommodate a warming center along with...

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Raising Awareness about Poverty

January is Poverty Awareness Month, a month-long initiative to raise awareness and call attention to the growth of poverty in our country. Across the state, Catholic Charities West Virginia staff and volunteers meet people and families daily who are impacted by poverty. Since poverty looks different from one person to another, it can be challenging...

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Helping to Meet Basic Needs

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that offers nutrition assistance to individuals and families who qualify as low-income. Formerly known as food stamps, the program has a goal of helping people access nutritious food while helping them stretch their budget. Catholic Charities West...

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