In communities across America, Catholic Charities agencies are responding to local needs by developing programs that help feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and shelter the homeless. Click on a topic area below to learn how Catholic Charities agencies are making an impact.
The latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the sobering reality of too many Americans struggling to make ends meet.
Other official poverty numbers are available from the U.S. Census Bureau. However, these statistics don't tell the whole story.
CCUSA believes that the current standard for measuring poverty and establishing eligibility criteria for poverty relief services are fundamentally flawed and outdated. CCUSA works with partners like Measure of America to encourage use of a broader set of indicators beyond income, which more holistically assess human well-being in the United States.