Our Services

Our Programs & Services

Santa Maria is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization originally founded in 1897 and is place-based in Cincinnati, Ohio’s Price Hill community. 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. Our mission is to be a catalyst and advocate for Greater Price Hill families to attain their educational, financial, and health goals. Our vision is for Greater Price Hill to be a vibrant, thriving, and self-sustaining community. You may download a brochure here.

Santa Maria helps families build self-sufficiency and break the cycles of generational poverty through the following programs:

Early Childhood Development

Providing healthy beginnings, preschool and kindergarten prep, as well as parent resources, and support, plus free diapers, wipes, car seats and other necessities delivered to homes by a family support worker.

Education Advancement

Includes High School Equivalency (GED) prep and test registration (paid for by Santa Maria), academic advancement, tutoring, and English classes for speakers of other languages, beginners to intermediate levels.

Employment Assistance

Includes job search coaching, interview training, resume and job application help, clothing closet and employment retention and advancement coaching.

Financial Stability

Includes financial tools, education, and coaching, public benefits eligibility and application assistance, housing/tenant stabilization, and credit building and repair.

Health & Wellness

Includes health education, screenings, medication referrals, mental health support, and eye and hearing exams as well as regular free health fairs in Price Hill.

Stable Families

Helps families on the brink of homelessness find resources to work toward stabilization. This program aims to provide connections to resources and supports to prevent future crisis situations.

Youth Development

Includes social-emotional and life skills development, tutoring, family support, and stability resources for Oyler School students at our Joe Williams Family Center in Lower Price Hill (2312 Glenway Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45204).


All program participants are also eligible for Supportive Services. These includes support groups, immigrant outreach, substance abuse prevention education, food distribution, assistance with Legal Aid and social services, parenting supplies and other supports.  

Supportive Services

(Must be a Santa Maria program participant before receiving Supportive Services)