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

Santa Maria’s Youth Development Program Soldiers On During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Since Santa Maria’s Youth Development Program’s big move into Joe Williams Family Center, (formerly Espy Boys & Girls club) four years ago, there has been great room for program growth and expansion, and although the COVID-19 pandemic has caused cuts … Continued

#GivingTuesday November 24 – December 1, 2020

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This year #GivingTuesday will be a week-long event at Santa Maria! Join us starting November 24, 2020. You will hear from: John Crompton, Santa Maria Donor Guillermo Villa, Santa Maria Board Member Jon Seymoure, Santa Maria Client and Volunteer Regine … Continued

Santa Maria Takes a Multifaceted Approach to Help Family Reach its Goals

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Thirty-six-year-old Elizabeth Ramos and her family came to Santa Maria when they first moved to Price Hill. They have benefited from Santa Maria’s workforce and financial coaching, Project Lift, and improving their credit through a Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) … Continued

A thank you to the foundations that contributed to Santa Maria in third quarter 2020

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Santa Maria Community Services is pleased to announce that it has received four grants supporting its programs and services during the third quarter of 2020. The grants were awarded by U.S. Bank, A.T. Folger, Jr. – Lowe Simpson Fund of … Continued

Angel Raises her Credit Score by 100 Points, Grows her Business and Prepares her son for School with the Help of Santa Maria!

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Thirty-seven-year-old Angel Causby and her five-year-old son, Josiah, moved to Price Hill from the Mount Healthy area in 2015. Angel first got involved with Santa Maria Community Services after signing up to receive diapers for her son when he was … Continued