Buddy LaRosa Shares Memories of Sister Blandina Segale, Co-Founder of Santa Maria Community Services in honor of its 125th Anniversary

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Donald Sebastiano “Buddy” LaRosa was born on August 25, 1930 to Mary (nee Panaro) and Anthony T. LaRosa in the South Fairmount neighborhood of Cincinnati. The Panaro family were members of San Antonio Church (also called San Antonio Italian Chapel), located … Continued

Michael Howard credits Santa Maria with Putting him on the Right Path in Life

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Seventy-year-old Cincinnati native, Michael Howard, will always remember how Santa Maria Community Services helped make his life better. He recalls moving to the Findlay Market area from the West End in the early 1960s. At that time, Santa Maria was … Continued

From Program Participant to Fulltime Staff Member – Chevella has Come a Long Way with Santa Maria

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In August 2022, Santa Maria welcomed Chevella Johnson to our work family as a Work Experience Coordinator, but this isn’t the first – or even the second time – Chevella has been connected with Santa Maria. Thirty-four-year-old Chevella grew up … Continued

Santa Maria’s 125th Birthday Party | November 3, 2022

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Santa Maria Community Services’ 125th Birthday Party will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the American Sign Museum, located at 1330 Monmouth Ave 45225.   Purchase a ticket at tinyurl.com/125thBday