Santa Maria Community Services Provides Assistance for the Financial Stability of Families With Support From The John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust $40,000 Grant

CINCINNATI, OH – Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. announced it will provide financial stability assistance to families made possible by a $40,000 grant from the John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust.

Santa Maria Community Services’ Workforce Development Program provides financial literacy, education, access to income supports, and employment services for an economically disadvantaged population in the Price Hill Community of Cincinnati. The Program impacts 250 individuals and their family members, 96 percent of whom have incomes below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The Workforce Development Program strategically targets people who have faced barriers and may have been overlooked or underserved by other institutions. These barriers include: The skill gap between the low-wage workforce and the skills required for positions in higher-paying occupations; The lack of financial education; and Insufficient access to income and work supports for basic expenses, such as food, housing, transportation, training costs, and work clothing.

The John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust provides grants in the fields of health, social services, education, the environment, religion, the arts and the welfare of animals. The Workforce Development Program at Santa Maria provides in-depth financial coaching, financial literacy education, credit counseling, and supportive services such as work clothes, supplies, and funding for training and certifications.

“This grant from the John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust will help Santa Maria continue to provide career exploration, job search and application assistance, job retention counseling, job skills training, and intensive case management for individuals to help them break generational cycles of poverty,” said H.A. Musser, Jr., President and CEO of Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. “This grant will support our work with individuals and families on their journey toward self-sufficiency.”

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About Santa Maria Community Services, Inc.
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 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 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. Learn more at

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Christy Cauley                                                             December 6, 2022

Santa Maria Community Services, Inc.

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