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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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Price Hill Financial Opportunity Center

The Price Hill Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) brings together a bundle of coaching and supports that focus on Earn It (Employment Coaching) Keep It (Income Supports) and Grow It (Financial Literacy). We're a collaboration of agencies and part of a regional effort designed to empower families to become self-reliant and financially confident households while maximizing their resources.

Some neighbors are new to Greater Price Hill and others trace their ties back several generations. Everyone can use coaching to obtain employment opportunities, access safe and affordable housing, gain knowledge about positive financial products and learn strategies to use resources and benefits wisely. Our coaches provide a valuable investment for people who are ready to answer the question, "What do you want for you and your future?"


You are eligible! The Price Hill Financial Opportunity Center coaches are ready to work with residents of Greater Price Hill who are going through a transition in their life--and really, who isn't? Be it positive (a new baby or seeing kids start school), neutral (moving to a new place) or challenging (losing a job or a family member), we meet people where they are, start a long-term relationship and together navigate a path to self-reliance and success. Anyone who is ready to move forward and willing to work with our coaches can contact us to get started.

Earn It: Employment Coaching

If you need a job, worry about keeping or advancing at your job, or would like to find a better job, our Employment Coach can work with you on job readiness, teach you how to apply for jobs and access job search resources and coach you through job placement, retention and career advancement. Employment Coaching is one-on-one, as well as in workshop and group settings, and includes access to additional employment services at Cincinnati Works.

Keep It: Income Supports

Does there always seem to be more month than money? We encourage families to use public benefits and area resources to free up cash in the family budget to pay down debt and build assets. Examples of income supports include food assistance, medical benefits, prescription assistance, affordable housing, even the public library and recreation center! Our Income Supports Coach helps families see what they may be eligible for and apply through the Ohio Benefit Bank.. We do it all from our center in Price Hill, and send the information electronically, so we can save you a trip downtown.

Affordable Housing

The Price Hill Financial Opportunity Center teaches a Tenant Education Class for families and individuals who want to learn about finding and keeping safe, decent, affordable rental housing.

The one-day course covers a range of topics from tracking spending and budgeting for housing, what is affordable for you, the rental application process (including writing a renter's resume), how to understand your lease, security deposits and tenant maintenance, facing, avoiding or dealing with evictions, communicating with landlords about tenant's rights and responsibilities as well as condition issues. Participants receive a tenant certificate after completing the course that may help when applying for housing.

Santa Maria's Affordable Housing Coach meets with people individually when finding or keeping affordable housing is a barrier to other self-reliance goals. We may be able to help avoid or bounce back from an eviction, find or keep housing with strategies such as tenant education, advocacy with landlords and access to other resources.

Grow It: Financial Literacy/Financial Coaching

Through workshops and one-on-one coaching, we'll work with you on a complete financial assessment, and identify opportunities to save money on things like check cashing fees, tax preparation costs, finance charges and other hidden costs. We can help you learn about your credit report and dispute problems you might find. Learn about your credit score, and identify strategies for improving your financial future. We can help you learn about basic banking and how to access positive and affordable financial products.

Financial Coaches teach the popular Best Budgeters workshops on a series of Saturday mornings. We cover a range of topics to support families with information to make smart financial choices. We also teach Basic Banking for Bank On Greater Cincinnati, so individuals are prepared and able to open checking or second-chance bank accounts with participating banks.

The Price Hill Financial Opportunity Center is a program of Santa Maria Community Services, founded in partnership with Price Hill Will and Cincinnati Works.


Check out a client video story!

Financial Opportunity Center - Cincinnati from GoForward Productions on Vimeo.

To learn more about how you can get started on your path to financial success, please contact 513-587-6920 ext. 301



Click here for the FOC Info Flyer

Click here for the FOC Aug
Calendar of Events and a description of classes

Information Sessions
10 - 11:30 am

Employment Seminars

10 - 11:30 am

Best Budgeters
Saturday, Aug 10
11 am
- 2 pm
Pizza Lunch included

Tenant Education
Saturday, Aug 10
10 am - 2 pm
Pizza Lunch Included
Registration Required

Basic Banking
Friday, Aug 16
10 am
- 1 pm
Lunch included

Employment Workshops
Week-long job readiness preparation
Aug 5 - 9
9 am - 3 pm
Pre-registration required


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