Santa Maria Provides Vital Support to Families on the Verge of Homelessness with Help from a $25,000 Grant from The Sutphin Family Foundation

CINCINNATI, OH – Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. announced its commitment to assisting families on the brink of homelessness, made possible, in part, by a $25,000 grant generously provided by The Sutphin Family Foundation.

Santa Maria’s Stable Families program is dedicated to aiding families facing the imminent threat of losing their stable housing. The program offers an array of resources aimed at achieving stabilization. Support services include family counseling, advocacy on behalf of families, assistance in negotiating with landlords and relevant entities to help families maintain their residences, guidance in accessing healthcare resources, locating afterschool programs, and finding specialized services for children with unique needs. The program also offers short-term financial support for rent, transportation, utility bills, household budgeting assistance, and facilitates connections to resources and support networks to avert future crisis situations.

H.A. Musser, Jr., President and CEO of Santa Maria, expressed his gratitude for the Sutphin Family Foundation’s generous grant, saying, “This generous grant from the Sutphin Family Foundation will be utilized to aid families facing the imminent loss of housing. Santa Maria’s Stable Families program transforms lives by addressing challenges related to budgeting, housing, healthcare, and childcare. We deeply appreciate The Sutphin Family Foundation’s support in these vital efforts.”

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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                                                             November 21, 2023

Santa Maria Community Services, Inc.

(513) 557-7297