Meet Charity Dowers

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Thirty-nine-year-old Charity Dowers was born and raised in Cincinnati and is the mother of three children, Aubrey-18, Adam-17 and Autumn-5. Charity first sought Santa Maria Community Services’ assistance with early childhood development for Autumn. Since then, the two have participated … Continued

Santa Maria Awarded Grant Toward Promoting Our Preschoolers Program

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Santa Maria Community Services is pleased to announce it has been awarded a one-year grant from the SC Ministry Foundation toward its Promoting Our Preschoolers (POP) Program. The POP Program is one of Santa Maria’s family-focused kindergarten-readiness programs that works … Continued

Stable Families and Project Lift Programs Participant Graduates from 2 Programs in Less than a Year!!

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Tronyse first became acquainted with Santa Maria Community Services (SMCS) after being referred by Legal Aid to work with case managers to help assist her with housing issues when her living conditions rapidly declined at her apartment on Ross Ave. … Continued

Santa Maria Community Services Awarded $25,000 for COVID-19 Relief from The Charles H. Dater Foundation

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CINCINNATI, OH – Santa Maria Community Services is pleased to announce it has been awarded $25,000 from The Charles H. Dater Foundation, Inc. toward COVID-19 relief to help meet the critical needs of our community. Santa Maria will be using … Continued

Meet Epifany Larue-Brunson

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Forty-one-year-old Epifany Larue-Brunson has had a rough go of things lately, and not just because of COVID-19. Epifany was recently diagnosed with Stage Four Metastatic Breast Cancer. Her condition is incurable, and treatment is often harsh and unforgiving, but Epifany … Continued

Santa Maria’s Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program (CCMEP) Youth Participants are at the Forefront of Healthcare Services During the COVID-19 Crisis

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In the past month, nearly everyone in our community has been called to step up and work together to overcome new struggles presented by COVID-19. None have been called upon more than our healthcare workers, who have shown nothing short … Continued

Santa Maria Community Services Awarded $35,000 Toward COVID-19 Relief

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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 … Continued

Santa Maria Community Services Awarded $50,000 from the Fifth Third Foundation Toward COVID-19 Relief

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CINCINNATI, OH – Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been awarded a grant from the Fifth Third Foundation. The $50,000 grant is for COVID-19 relief. Santa Maria will be using the grant funds to provide … Continued

A thank you to the foundations that contributed first quarter of 2020

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Santa Maria Community Services is pleased to announce that, in addition to the $40,000 received in two grants from United Way and Greater Cincinnati Foundation for COVID-19 relief, we have received four grants supporting our programs and services during the … Continued