About Santa Maria

Our Mission

Santa Maria’s mission is to be a catalyst and advocate for Greater Price Hill families to attain their educational, financial, and health goals. Click here to read about our vision, values and more.

Our Story

Santa Maria Community Services is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization originally founded in 1897 and place-based in Cincinnati Ohio’s Price Hill community. Every year, Santa Maria provides more than 2,500 individuals with educational tools and resources to build strong families, promote healthy residents, and foster neighborhood revitalization. Our Price Hill Family Centers provide a welcoming environment and the coaching, support, and flexibility to assist families in achieving their identified goals toward stabilization and self-sufficiency.

Helping Families Help Themselves


Programs & Services

Santa Maria helps families build self-sufficiency and break the cycles of generational poverty by offering a hand-up rather than a hand-out. We help families help themselves by offering a range of programs that cover education, health, employment, financial stability, and family support.