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Helping Families Help Themselves...
Since 1897

Santa Maria Community Services provides Greater Price Hill with educational tools and resources to build strong families, promote healthy residents and foster neighborhood revitalization. For more than 115 years Santa Maria has helped families help themselves.

Literacy Center West is now a part of Santa Maria Community Services!

What does this mean for those served by Santa Maria and Literacy Center West?

  • The same great programs
  • More support for neighborhoods
  • The same convenient locations

"This will be a great match for the Price Hill community. Literacy Center West and Santa Maria provide wonderful services. This will only strengthen their services."

--Rob Reifsnyder, President and CEO of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Click here to learn more about the merger between Santa Maria and Literacy Center West.

Click here to find out about Santa Maria's International Welcome Center!

Click here to find out about the Price Hill Financial Opportunity Center!

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Santa Maria

  • Provides support to more than 4,000 individuals annually;
  • Operates from five office locations in Price Hill and Sedamsville/Riverside area;
  • Employs 50 staff and engages more than 500 volunteers who give more than 20,000 hours of their time annually.


In 2007 Santa Maria was chosen to be a lead agency in Early Childhood/Youth Development area in Place Matters initiative

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Join Santa Maria at these upcoming events!

Price Hill Pacer Training Group
Beginning in February in the Price Hill Community

More information coming soon

Bienestar Recognition Luncheon
Friday, May 16

The Millennium Hotel
Downtown, Cincinnati

More information coming soon

Price Hill Pacer
Saturday, June 7
7:30 am Race Day Registration
9:00 am Race Start

Elder High School

Schaeper Center

More information coming soon

Free counseling services
10 am - noon

EPH Office
3301 Warsaw Avenue

For more information about the services, click here.

Price Hill Financial Opportunity
Information Sessions

10 - 11:30 am
Employment Seminars
10 - 11:30 am

Price Hill Financial Opportunity Center
2918 Price Avenue

Free Practical English Classes
Saturday mornings
October 12 - November 30
10 am - 12pm

Literacy Center West
3208 Warsaw Avenue

Everyday English for all levels
Free childcare for children ages 3-10

For more general information about the classes call 513-363-4693 or click here.



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Santa Maria provides services in the areas of Early Child Development and Parenting, Affordable Housing, Youth Development and Health and Wellness.

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