Santa Maria Community Services Receives a $15,000 Grant from Scripps Howard Foundation

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CINCINNATI, OH – Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. is pleased to announce that it received a $15,000 grant from Scripps Howard Foundation for its Promoting Our Preschoolers (POP) program.   “We are thankful for Scripps Howard Foundation for providing funding … 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

‘Let’s Talk’ blends speech pathology with storytime fun

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It’s a Wednesday afternoon at the Carson School in West Price Hill. The room is filled with energy and fun as kids between the ages of three and five years old gather around Sarah Stegman, a University of Cincinnati student … Continued

Let’s Talk group provides parents and children with language-building skills

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Each year, Santa Maria’s SPARK (Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids) program holds a six-week group titled “Let’s Talk.” Let’s Talk is a language-building small group for parents and their children. This year, 22 adults and 31 children attended. The … Continued