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Catholic Campaign for Human Development Together, We Can Build A New Civilization Of Love And Solidarity


ope Francis


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Our response must . . . be one of hope and healing, of peace and justice. We are asked to summon the courage and the intelligence to resolve today’s many geopolitical and economic crises. Even in the developed world, the effects of unjust structures and actions are all too apparent. Our efforts must aim at restoring hope, righting wrongs, maintaining commitments, and thus promoting the well-being of individuals and of peoples. We must move forward together, as one, in a renewed spirit of fraternity and solidarity, cooperating generously for the common good.

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Pope Francis, Address to Joint Sessions of U.S. Congress, September 24, 2015


Archbishop Blase J. Cupich


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...The principles of solidarity, which give priority to the poor and vulnerable, of community and the common good. I seek an ongoing relationship that honors the past and builds a strong and better future for all the people we both serve here in different ways in Chicago and the broader metropolitan area.

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Archbishop Blase J. Cupich, Address to the Chicago Federation of Labor, Plumbers' Union Hall, 17 September 2015


Courtesy of Catholic New World for the Image of Archbishop Cupich


Thirty years ago our beloved Cardinal Joseph Bernardin popularized the image of the Seamless Garment of Jesus in referring to Catholic Social Teaching and the Church’s commitment to human life. Like the seamless garment of Jesus, the Church’s social teaching cannot be divided or torn. It must be worn in its entirety or not at all. This means that every life matters, every issue that affects human life and dignity is of vital importance, and that all of our energies will go to caring about all people and all issues with the same love and intensity. This commitment of the Church reflects the life and ministry of Jesus. He healed all who came to him – women and men and children; Jew and Gentile; old and young; poor and rich; sinner and saint. Like the Good Samaritan, we do not have the luxury of deciding whom we are going to help and whom we are not. All people matter. All issues matter. As St. Pope John Paul II stated: “Every individual…is entrusted to the maternal care of the Church. Therefore every threat to human dignity and life must necessarily be felt in the Church’s very heart; it cannot but affect her at the core of her faith in the Redemptive Incarnation of the Son of God, and engage her in her mission of proclaiming the Gospel of life in all the world and to every creature.” (cf. Evangelium Vitae #3).


This commitment finds concrete expression in the Catholic Campaign for Human Development annual collection and grant awards. The dollars we raise and grant to organizations throughout Chicago to address the root causes of poverty and threats to human dignity represent the concrete incarnation of our care to protect and defend the human life and dignity of every person from womb to tomb. What is more, CCHD is not just about dollars given to help these organizations create the seamless garment. CCHD is also about relationships and partnerships with these organizations in their work and in our work. As Pope Francis said in his apostolic letter Evangelium Gaudium:…the Gospel is not merely about our personal relationship with God. Nor should our loving response to God be seen simply as an accumulation of small personal gestures to individuals in need, a kind of ‘charity a la carte,’ or a series of acts aimed solely at easing our consciences. The Gospel is about the Kingdom of God; it is about loving God who reigns in our world. To the extent that he reigns with us, the life of society will be a setting for universal fraternity, justice, peace, and dignity. Both Christian preaching and life, then, are meant to have an impact on society. (#180) Your generous support of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development is a partnership with us in weaving the seamless garment of Christ, now worn to represent our care and love for all God’s people, and our commitment to each human life, each human need. Joanna Arellano, Bethany Collins, Lori Felix, & Maria Fitzsimmons


National Grantees Amount Awarded


$75000

IIRON

$30000

Jane Addams Senior Caucus

$30000

Lake County Center for Independent Living

$20000

ONE Northside for Equality

$30000

Metropolitant Tenants Organization

$45000

Parish Peace Project

$45000

Precious Blood Ministry of Reconcilation

$15000

Centro de Trabajadores Unidos


IIRON

$75,000

IIRON is an organization of congregations, student groups, neighborhood organizations, and concerned individuals across the Chicago area that work together to ensure that low-income communities have power in the decisions affecting them. This year, IIRON helped pass state legislation decreasing penalties for nonviolent drug offenses. In addition, IIRON kicked off a series of actions with coalition partners against state budget cuts to social services for low-income communities. These actions involved civil disobedience led by clergy and lay leaders and public acting out of Bible stories about justice, and collectively received major media attention that reached hundreds of thousands of people and changed the public conversation about the state budget and revenue.

Jane Addams Senior Caucus

$30,000

Jane Addams Senior Caucus is a multiracial, grassroots organization led by concerned seniors in the Chicago metropolitan area. JASC crosses neighborhood, racial, religious and socio-economic lines to find common ground upon which to act on their values. Through leadership development, organizing and popular education, we use the power of our collective voiceto work for economic, social and racial justice for all seniors and our communities. JASC has a proud history of effective community organizing on health care, housing and economic justice.


Lake County Center for Independent Living

$30,000

Lake County Center for Independent Living works to advance civil rights for people with disabilities. LCCIL is governed and staffed by a majority of people with disabilities and their consumers are those of any disability or age. LCCIL empowers their consumers to lead self-directed lives as valued members of the community. LCCIL trains leaders who have worked for expansion of Dial-A-Ride transit service so that people with disabilities, seniors, and those living in poverty can access community services, employment, health care, and more. LCCIL also enables leaders to work for a new housing complex with units that are affordable and accessible.

ONE Northside Northside for for Equality Equality $20,000 ONE Organizing Neighborhoods for Equality: Northside (ONE Northside) is a mixed-income, multi-ethnic, intergenerational organization that unites our diverse communities. They build collective power to eliminate injustice through bold and innovative community organizing. ONE Northside accomplishes this through developing grassroots leaders and acting together to effect change. They envision a diverse, united North Side of Chicago acting powerfully for our shared values of racial, social, and economic justice in communities where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. They work on a number of social justice issues including affordable housing, economic justice, education, mental health justice, worker rights, youth issues and violence prevention.


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Metropolitan Tenants Organization

$30,000

he mission of the Metropolitan Tenants Organization is to educate, organize and mpower tenants to have a voice in the decisions that affect the affordability nd availability of safe, decent and accessible housing. MTO passed Chicago’s ndmark Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance (RTLO), a watershed oment in MTO’s history. When Chicago renters need assistance, they verwhelmingly turn to MTO. Since the passage of RLTO, MTO has remained ommitted to its core mission and goals: to better tenant living conditions, eserve housing, stabilize tenancies helping to prevent homelessness, improve ommunication between landlords and tenants, and organize tenants so they can dvocate for safe, decent, affordable housing and live in stable communities.


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Parish Peace Project

$45,000

The Parish Peace Project (PPP) is a nationally unique organizational model which combines ministry, community organizing and restorative justice as an alternative to violence for youth and young adults in Chicago. The young adult PPP Board of Directors participated in the design and implementation of leadership training sessions rooted in Catholic Social Teaching for Latino young adults in four parishes and southwest side neighborhoods. PPP has followed up on its public meeting with Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart by convening a series of meetings with local health care providers, local public school principals and faith leaders to explore how a restorative justice hub might work in our target area and to identify funding sources to implement the hub.

Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation

$45,000

Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation (PBMR) works toward creating Community Restorative Justice Hub whose mission is healing those impacted by conflict, division and violence. PBMR is dedicated to ending the incarceration of youth and eliminating youth in the adult court. They accompany youth and families who have been impacted by violence. PBMR has held numerous trainings over the course of this year with youth and hundreds of adult participants. These trainings include legal tools, legislative and policy work, restorative justice, trauma awareness, etc.


Centro de Trabajadores Unidos

$15,000

Centro de Trabajadores Unidos: Immigrant Workers’ Project (CTU) organizes and supports a continual stream of workers to develop their own leadership potential, advocate for themselves and their community, and take action to address the injustices they experience in the workplace. CTU envisions a healthy and thriving local economy in which worker rights are respected, their dignity upheld, and their labor justly compensated. CTU is also creating the Southeast Worker Cooperative Project, a long-lasting, broad, and reliable economic opportunity that will lead to a positive social and economic shift on the Southeast side of Chicago. This worker-led cooperative will lead to future sustainable employment opportunities, fostering a culture of high road business practices, fair wages and safe conditions. Starting in August 2014, CTU worker members began sewing classes with the instruction of an expert in the community, which led to a contract for a sewing project with Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights for over 100 vests to be used for their staff and volunteers.


Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation


Local Grantees Amount Awarded


$20000

Alliance of the Southeast

$10000

Catholic Charities

$10000

Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign

$10000

Chicago Housing Initiative

$20000

Enlace Chicago

$20000

Latino Union of Chicago

$10000

Most Blessed Trinity


$20000 $15000 $20000 $15000

Office for Immigrant Affairs & Immigration Education

Progress Center Independent Living

Respect Life Office

Southside Together Organizing for Power

$20000

St. Eulalia Parish

$20000

Telpochalli Community Education Project

$12500

United Power for Action and Justice


St. Eulalia Parish


Alliance of the Southeast $20,000 Development not Displacement The Alliance of the Southeast (ASE) is a multicultural, interfaith alliance consisting of churches, schools, businesses, and community organizations that prioritize grassroots participation to address the challenges facing southeast Chicago. ASE envisions a powerful grassroots base that impacts decision makers and wins real improvements in their neighborhoods. Development Not Displacement is a campaign that seeks to empower community residents to obtain a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) with Lakeside Development, which is the largest development in the region that will create over 139,000 jobs. The campaign is aimed to secure training, jobs, and educational opportunities for local residents, affordable housing, environmental protections, and include the community in the Lakeside Development process, thus reducing unemployment rates of more than 17% and poverty rates of 30%. This campaign will bring vital resources to the community, empower community members, reduce poverty, and build a stronger, healthier voice for local residents.


Catholic Charities Refugee Settlement Program Loom $10,000 Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program assists people unable to return to their home countries due to persecution or repression. Loom, an social enterprise within the Refugee Program, recognizes the inherent strength of women who have fled their home countries countless times and rebuilt their lives in the U.S. These women are Loom’s guides and leaders, now “woven together” as they collaborate in Chicago to produce beautiful handmade items. Loom empowers communities and families by providing women who are marginalized an opportunity to develop and utilize skills, create and express themselves, and support themselves economically.

Chicago Anti–Eviction Ladders of Opportunity

$10,000

The Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign is a locally-based human rights organization whose mission is to enforce housing as a fundamental right. The Campaign strives to do this through community organizing, leadership development, direct action, and public policy advocacy that empowers those directly impacted by displacement and homelessness to de-commodify housing and affirm it as a human right. Negatively impacted by the foreclosure crisis and the economic recession, South Side neighborhoods have Chicago’s highest concentration of vacant, bank-owned properties. These properties contribute to neighborhood blight, a decrease in adjacent property values, and spur criminal activity. By rehabbing these properties, the Campaign’s Ladders of Opportunity project seeks to create a pool of low-income housing, while also training underemployed youth in the rehab process. In 2014, the Campaign successfully piloted this project by having two youth working on three different properties.


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CHA Reform and Accountability Project

$10,000

Chicago Housing Initiative’s CHA (Chicago Housing Authority) Reform and Accountability Project brings public housing and leaders experiencing homelessness together in an organizing campaign to address CHA’s pronounced ailure to use available housing resources to help low-income households access table affordable housing. Since 2008, CHA has diverted around $100 million annually away from its housing programs into an unrestricted reserve fund, accumulating over $440 million in surplus cash by FY2013. Meanwhile, tens of housands of families languish on CHA’s waiting lists. Chicago Housing Initiative will raise awareness about CHA’s capacity to house literally tens of thousands more poor families and build the political will in City Council for structural reform of the CHA for more accountability and transparency.

Enlace Chicago

$15,000

Enlace Chicago is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of the esidents of the Little Village Community by fostering a physically safe and healthy environment in which to live and by championing opportunities for educational advancement and economic development. Known as the Mexican Capital of the Midwest, Little Village is an immigrant community. Nearly 25% of Little Village esidents are undocumented -- the highestpercentage of undocumented residents n the State of Illinois. As such, Little Village residents are disproportionately mpacted by broken immigration policies. Enlace’s member-led Immigration Action Team organizes hundreds of individuals to immigration actions, and helps mobilize neighborhood residents for leadership development through Enlace’s Leadership Academy.


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$20,000

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$10,000

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e of Chicago created the Office for Immigrant Affairs in 2009 nd empower immigrants toward their formation and integration of society. Pastoral Migratoria (Hispanic immigrant leadership es over 200 Hispanic lay leaders / 40 Hispanic parishes in ce actions responding to the needs of their parish communities. Counties have high immigrant concentrations with poverty g 30%. “Since 2014, 80 Hispanic parishes have participated in izenship Campaign (e.g. education and voter registration), with eing trained by attorneys. Pastoral Migratoria has provided elief information at 35 parishes, distributing 60,000 materials, and ived their passport or Mexican ID through a pilot Saturday Service na).”

s Center for Independent Living

$15,000

nd for people with disabilities. It provides services to help members e independently, but a major obstacle is the lack of affordable, grated housing. Over 450,000 residents of suburban Cook County are abilities. The mission of PCIL’s Housing Organizing project is to develop apacity of people with disabilities to create systemic changes in the n in suburban Cook County. PCIL’s work to change public policy and in favor of accessible housing focused on educating legislators, helping nue developing their leadership skills, and recruiting new people to members of our housing leadership team. This year PCIL sent four ders to the intensive Metro IAF five day leadership training (a rare for many organizations).


Respect Life Office

$20,000

The Gospel of Life Youth Leadership Program of the Respect Life Office’s Cha Education Initiative was created with the goal of empowering youth of the Ar of Chicago with the message from St. Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Bod promote chastity, respect for life, and leadership skills. This message helps ad root causes of moral, spiritual and economic poverty. As a result, young peop God’s truth of how and why they were created and are inspired to share the G with others in spite of the conflicts presented by the popular culture.

Southside Together Organizing for Power

$15,000

STOP’s Mental Health Movement Program, led by mental health service consu supports leadership development and organizing to preserve and expand pub health services, erase the stigma of mental illness, and build the movement fo right to health care. STOP serves the mentally ill in Woodlawn and other lowcommunities of color, many of whom do not receive mental health services. T the Mental Health Movement won a policy change at City Mental Health Clinic allow Clinics to accept insured patients, making the Clinics more sustainable.


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St. Eulalia Mujeres Unidas

$20,000

. Eulalia’s economic development project, Mujeres Unidas (Women nited) has been able to advance its main goal of empowering w-income women through participatory learning and leadership evelopment to help them create economic opportunities by creating elf-sufficient, women-owned worker co-operatives in the foodservice dustry. Mujeres Unidas is dedicated to creating healthier food options the Maywood area while utilizing the cooking and event planning talents women in the area.

Telpochcalli Community Education Project (TCEP) $20,000

he Telpochcalli Community Education Project (TCEP) aims to build a safe, ngaged and empowered community in South Lawndale, one of the poorest ommunities in Chicago. TCEP’s worker cooperative project aims to tackle local conomic and gender-based disparities by spurring alternative job creation and mpowering women in the Little Village area. TCEP has supported a group of ver ten women who are actively working together to develop their business ea, decision-making procedures and fundraising plan. These women have also uccessfully completed a 6-month life-skills training program to prepare them for e cooperative-building phase.


United Power for Action and Justice

$12,500

United Power is a Cook County-wide, broad-based citizens organization dedicated to building power through relationships across race, class, religion, political affiliation, and geography to take action on justice issues. Illinois has settled three class action lawsuits calling for our state to move at least 15,000 people with disabilities out of institutions and nursing homes into integrated community settings within 5 years. UPAJ’s campaign has identified local housing needs and supported strong proposals - moving them from drawing board to grand opening in four distinct geographic areas of the region. Since 2012, United Power and its allies have generated 211 units of affordable, accessible housing for people with and without disabilities in the northeast Illinois region.


Maureen Lang – St. Francis Xavier Julie O’Reilly Castillo – St. Leonard Rev. Tom Libera – St. Hilary Michael Donovan – St. Clement Leo Miklius – St. Theresa (Palatine) Ray Gavin – St. Catherine Laboure Jeff Eschbach – Holy Name Cathedral Jim White – St. John Fisher

llocations Committee


Ralph McCloud - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Sandy Mattingly-Paulen – United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Monsignor Richard Hynes – Department of Parish Life & Formation Allocations Committee Hussain Akram – Graphic Designer CCHD Intern and Volunteers All Major CCHD Donors, Benefactors, and Supporters The Office for Peace and Justice Team & Partners

cknowledgement References Pope Francis, Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’, 18 June 2015. Libreria Editrice Vaticana Pope Francis, “Visit to the Joint Session of the United States Congress: Address of the Holy Father,” 24 September 2015. Libreria Editrice Vaticana. St. John Paul II, Encyclical Letter Centesimus Annus, 1 May 1991. Libreria Editrice Vaticana.


Prayer to

Our Lady of Guadalupe for Justice Most merciful mother, you came to tell us of your compassion through St. Juan Diego, whom you called the littlest and dearest of your sons. Give your strength and protection to all who live in proverty today, especially the young, elderly, and vulnerable. Plead for them to the Father, that they might experience the Divine Love tangibly in their daily lives, and that all who work for justice on behalf of the poor might grow in fortitude and humility. In these ways, manifest your charity and concern in our lives, that weeping of humanity may be heard, and all our suffering, pain, and misfortune may be filled with divined comfort and healing. May we always know the peace of being in the cradle of your arms, and bring us safely home to your son, Jesus. Amen.


CCHD Annual report 2015  

Meet the people whose work is funded by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.

CCHD Annual report 2015  

Meet the people whose work is funded by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.

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