North of Metro Manila, CCMF is beginning to make its presence felt in the city of San Jose del Monte through the San Lorenzo Ruiz parish. Right behind the San Lorenzo Ruiz Church, an empty lot owned by the government serves as home to 21 families. Housed in shanties and huge culverts, the families have been assisted by the parish in procuring water connection. They are also being organized into a community with elected officers as a first step in empowerment.
In response to the expressed needs of the families, CCMF has provided funds for the establishment of a daycare center. Families have responded by providing their labor free of charge to the project.
The foundation has established the following: a credit line to finance livelihood projects; services to benefit a group of homeless urban poor being organized into a community; and scholarships for students in elementary, high school and college.