“Seguir Adelante – Continue Moving Forward” – the Story of a Guatemalan Family Thriving in Price Hill

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Ana Luz Isidro Morales (Ana) is mom to Mayliss-7 and Alan-2. She and her husband, Ilsias share a home with her two brothers, Humberto and Catalino.  Originally from Guatemala, Ana’s family has been living in Price Hill for eight years. … Continued

Weldezghi and Semhar Receive Help from Santa Maria to Further Their Children’s Education

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Thirty-three-year-old Weldezghi and his 30-year-old wife, Semhar, moved to Cincinnati as refugees from Eritrea, in northeast Africa. In 2017, two years after arriving in Westwood, Semhar heard about Santa Maria Community Services’ Promoting Our Preschoolers (POP) program and enrolled with her oldest daughter, Betelihim, now … Continued

Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. Promotes Jaime Mutter to Every Child Succeeds Director

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Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. is pleased to announce that Jaime Mutter has been promoted and accepted a new position as Every Child Succeeds Director. Mutter has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education with a minor in English from … Continued

Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. Receives $30,000 Grant from Greater Cincinnati Foundation

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Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. is pleased to announce that it received a $30,000 grant from Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) for its Promoting Our Preschoolers (POP) program. POP aims to address inequity in academic success in kindergartens in Price Hill … Continued

A thank you to the foundations that contributed first quarter of 2021

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Santa Maria Community Services is pleased to announce that, in addition to $25,000 and $50,000 grants received from the Charles H. Dater Foundation, Inc. and a generous gift received from the SC Ministry Foundation for the Promoting Our Preschoolers Program, … Continued

Santa Maria Youth Gives Back to Community by Seeking Career in Social Work

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When Moriah Berchtold enrolled in Santa Maria Community Service’s (SMCS) Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program (CCMEP) in 2018, she was homeless and seeking employment and High School Equivalency (HSE) services. Now her living situation is stable, she is a … Continued

Santa Maria and Raphael Moore Partner with Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank

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Roughly half of the youth served by the Santa Maria Community Services’ (SMCS) Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program (CCMEP) are parents. Raphael (Rae) Moore, mom to R.J.-5, is one of those parents. She can attest that parenting is many … Continued

John A Schroth Family Charitable Trust Awards $30,000 to Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. to Support Financial Stability of Families

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CINCINNATI, OH – The John A Schroth Family Charitable Trust through the PNC Charitable Trusts Grant Review Committee has awarded $30,000 to Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. for financial stability of families.   Santa Maria Community Services offers free financial … Continued

bi3 Awards $50,000 to Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. to Support Capacity Building

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CINCINNATI, OH – bi3, Bethesda Inc.’s grantmaking initiative, has awarded $50,000 to Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. for capacity building to relieve the impact of COVID-19 on both the agency’s clients and staff. Funds will be used for purchasing devices … Continued