CINCINNATI, OH – Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been awarded a grant from Greater Cincinnati Foundation and United Way of Greater Cincinnati. The grant is for $35,000 from the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund. Grant funds will be used to provide relief with rent and utilities for families the agency serves.
Due to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on families, individuals, and community organizations in our region, the COVID-19 REGIONAL RESPONSE FUND has been intentionally designed to be responsive and flexible to address community needs as they change and evolve.
“In these extraordinarily difficult times brought about by COVID-19, the families Santa Maria serves are dependent upon the generosity of grants provided by organizations such as Greater Cincinnati Foundation and United Way of Greater Cincinnati as well as donations from individuals who continue to support our mission to be a catalyst and advocate for Greater Price Hill families to attain their educational, financial, and health goals,” said H.A. Musser, president and CEO of Santa Maria Community Services.
Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization originally founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1897 and place-based in Cincinnati Ohio’s Price Hill community. Santa Maria provides more than 3,000 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 to achieve 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.
Greater Cincinnati Foundation is the region’s leading community foundation that connects people with purpose in an eight-county region in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. GCF is leading the charge toward a more vibrant Greater Cincinnati for everyone – now, and for generations to come.
United Way of Greater Cincinnati leads programs and partnerships to help local families move on a path out of poverty with the bold, long-term vision of breaking the cycle of poverty across the region. United Way changes systems and policies across government, corporate and community organizations so they work better for families in poverty. United Way improves lives in 10 counties across Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. It is the largest organized community effort to help families move out of poverty for good. Together, with 90,000 supporters, we unite communities to change lives. Additional information about the programs, initiatives, services, and community impact, is available at UWGC.org. #LiveUnited
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