Since 2001, the livelihood assistance program aims to reduce stressors within the family by providing interest-free loans to patients’ families demonstrating both need and the willingness to create small-scale businesses. Social workers coordinate with recipients’ barangay councils to monitor repayment of loans.
Since 2001, CPU provides educational assistance for abused children of very poor families. Each grant covers the cost of enrolment, transportation to and from school, and school uniforms. Social workers work with local government units to monitor the progress of recipients and to initiate activities, such as parenting classes, support groups and advocacy sessions, for recipients’ families.