Weldezghi and Semhar Receive Help from Santa Maria to Further Their Children’s Education

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Thirty-three-year-old Weldezghi and his 30-year-old wife, Semhar, moved to Cincinnati as refugees from Eritrea, in northeast Africa. In 2017, two years after arriving in Westwood, Semhar heard about Santa Maria Community Services’ Promoting Our Preschoolers (POP) program and enrolled with her oldest daughter, Betelihim, now … Continued

Santa Maria Community Services Presents a Picnic for Prevention on August 6, 2021

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Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. is pleased to announce that it is hosting a Substance Abuse Prevention Picnic in partnership with PreventionFIRST! Join us for a fun picnic with a purpose. Santa Maria’s picnic will be held on Friday, August … Continued

Summer Safety Fest 2021

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Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. is pleased to present Summer Safety Fest 2021. This fun family event will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2021, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Swing Park and Aaron Raines Garden located at … Continued

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

Santa Maria Awarded $50,000 for Dater4Kids

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CINCINNATI, OH – Santa Maria Community Services is pleased to announce it has been awarded $50,000 from The Charles H. Dater Foundation, Inc. toward its Dater4Kids Program. Dater4Kids aims to engage Price Hill youth in community activities, including leadership development … Continued

Santa Maria President & CEO celebrates 35 years

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H.A. joined Santa Maria Community Services on June 18, 1984 as a Planning Specialist and soon became a Neighborhood Organizer, helping bring together Price Hill residents to discuss common issues and work toward solutions. It was not long until he … Continued