Former Foster Youth Works Toward her High School Equivalency While Completing Santa Maria’s Work Experience Program

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When Hanora Palmer enrolled in Santa Maria Community Service’s (SMCS) Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program (CCMEP) in 2018, she had recently aged out of the foster care system and was seeking employment and High School Equivalency (HSE) services. Now, … Continued

A thank you to the foundations that contributed in third quarter 2021

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Santa Maria Community Services is pleased to announce that it has received seven grants supporting its programs and services during the third quarter of 2021. The grants were awarded by CareSource Management Group Company, GE Foundation, Mariner Foundation Fund, Daniel … Continued

“Seguir Adelante – Continue Moving Forward” – the Story of a Guatemalan Family Thriving in Price Hill

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Ana Luz Isidro Morales (Ana) is mom to Mayliss-7 and Alan-2. She and her husband, Ilsias share a home with her two brothers, Humberto and Catalino.  Originally from Guatemala, Ana’s family has been living in Price Hill for eight years. … Continued

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 Announces the Election of a New Board Chair

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Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Guillermo Villa as its new board chair. Guillermo has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas El Paso and is currently pursuing … Continued

Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. Promotes Jaime Mutter to Every Child Succeeds Director

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Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. is pleased to announce that Jaime Mutter has been promoted and accepted a new position as Every Child Succeeds Director. Mutter has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education with a minor in English from … Continued