From Program Participant to Fulltime Staff Member – Chevella has Come a Long Way with Santa Maria

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In August 2022, Santa Maria welcomed Chevella Johnson to our work family as a Work Experience Coordinator, but this isn’t the first – or even the second time – Chevella has been connected with Santa Maria. Thirty-four-year-old Chevella grew up … Continued

Sharon and John-Vair Thrive in Every Child Succeeds

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Thirty-nine-year-old Sharon Glenn is a lifelong resident of Cincinnati and the proud mother of three-year-old John-Vair.  She came to Santa Maria before John-Vair was even born to be part of our Every Child Succeeds (ECS) program. ECS is a program … Continued

Astou Receives Personalized In-home Support from Santa Maria’s Promoting Our Preschoolers Program

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Thirty-nine-year-old Astou Sawane and her husband, Omari-53, had long dreamed of raising a family when they arrived in Cincinnati in 2009. Astou is now a proud mother to Djibril-12, Souleymane-9, Khadidja-5, and Hamza-16 months. She is a stay-at-home-mom who enjoys … Continued

Blair Schoen Reflects on her Over 40 Years of Service at Santa Maria Community Services for its 125th Anniversary

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I have worked at Santa Maria and served the Price Hill and Lower Price Hill communities for over a third of Santa Maria’s 125 years, and during that time I’ve felt uplifted and inspired by the many remarkable people and … 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