Santa Maria Vice President and Associate Director, Blair Schoen, Retires After 43 Years of Service to the Price Hill Community

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In October 1977, Blair Schoen had just finished a stint as a Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA) worker doing community organizing in the East End. She had a toddler at home and wanted to work as an advocate for … Continued

Maria’s American Dream

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Maria Maya Cruz was born in Mexico and came to the United States 19 years ago. The mother of four has been a program participant at Santa Maria for several years. She has worked with Santa Maria’s Promoting Our Preschoolers … Continued

Megan’s Family gets Assistance from Santa Maria’s Stable Families, Promoting Our Preschoolers and Parents on Point Programs

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Megan, a 35-year-old mother of two, moved from Georgia to Cincinnati eight years ago. She had gotten into trouble and wanted to turn her life around. While getting assistance from Bethany House, she was referred to Santa Maria. Now celebrating … 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

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