Santa Maria Community Service


What is the organization?

Santa Maria is a catalyst and advocate for Greater Price Hill families to attain their educational, financial, and health goals.

How does it relate to FCS?

Santa Maria provides different education programs:

  • Early Childhood Development/Parenting
  • Youth Development
  • Literacy Center West
  • Bilingual Opportunities

Mission Statement and goals


Santa Maria empowers Greater Price Hill families as they achieve sustainable health, housing and family life.

  • Provides support to more than 3,000 individuals annually
  • Operates from five office locations in Price Hill and the Sedamsville/Riverside area
  • Employs 50 staff and engages more than 500 volunteers who give more than 20,000 hours of their time annually

How effective is the organization? Who have they helped?

For more than 117 years, Santa Maria has helped families help themselves, and the mission of Santa Maria continues today.

What volunteer opportunities do they offer?

  • Home Repairs
  • Fundraising/Special Events
  • Tutor
  • Assist with pre-teens
  • Yard work
  • Escort transportation
  • Mentoring
  • Assist with teens
  • Grocery shopping
  • Assist with infants/toddlers
  • Light housekeeping
  • Drive a van
  • Ombudsman
  • Friendly visitor
  • Office work
  • Household work
  • Data entry
  • Spanish translator/interpreter