February 14, 2023

Hello Nune,

Happy Valentine's Day! Last month, we told you all about Parents on Point, a community-based support group for caregivers of children ages 2-8 that was created to empower and support participants in raising healthy and happy young children. The proud caregivers you see pictured below graduated from Parents on Point last month at Oyler School. Your support of Santa Maria's services helped these caregivers become "Super Parents!" Two more cohorts are beginning on February 22 at 5:30 p.m. at Oyler School and later this month at our East Price Hill Griswold Center.

Our Stable Families program is currently recruiting families that have at least one child enrolled in a Price Hill School. Stable Families helps children achieve school stability and academic success while caregivers receive assistance with personal goals and housing.

Meanwhile, our wellness program is busy planning our Spring Health Fair which is slated for Saturday, April 15th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

I'm also very pleased to announce that Nehemiah Manufacturing is our Presenting Sponsor for 2023! This is their fifth year in a row supporting Santa Maria as a presenting sponsor, in addition to their many prior years of support. Would you or your company be interested in sponsoring Santa Maria? Click here to view sponsorship opportunities on our website! Contact Nune Sargsyan, Chief Development Officer, at 513-557-7267 to become a sponsor.

Wishing you a wonderful rest of your day!

H.A. Musser, Jr.

President & CEO

Santa Maria Community Services

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Every Child Succeeds & Promoting Our Preschoolers Help Children Learn to Read

Little Azariah just turned 1! She loves the books that she receives from Every Child Succeeds each month. Her mom says that she is already using her beginning reading skills by pointing to pictures and, "telling us all about it."

Four-year-old Marta is in our Promoting Our Preschoolers program where she works with Regine Gordon, a Family Advocate and Group Facilitator. In the photos below, Marta is working with words that rhyme with "at." 

Your support of Santa Maria helps children learn to read through Every Child Succeeds and Promoting Our Preschoolers!

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Jessica’s Pursuit of Excellence in the Stable Families Program

The challenges of motherhood are part of what brought Jessica to seek Santa Maria’s help. “I was staying with a family member and in a rough place and I didn’t know what I would do,” Jessica said. Tashawna Lyle, a Stable Families Case Manager at Santa Maria, enrolled Jessica in our 18-month Stable Families program that develops personal goals for families on the brink of homelessness. Read about Jessica’s pursuit of excellence in Santa Maria’s latest success story. 

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Support Santa Maria While You Shop at Kroger!

Sadly, Amazon announced that they are discontinuing the Amazon Smile program. The good news is you can still support Santa Maria while you shop by designating us as your nonprofit of choice on your Kroger Plus card. See instructions below. Any transactions using the Shopper’s Card number associated with your digital account will be applied to the program, at no added cost to you. Kroger donates annually to participating organizations based on your percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending associated with all participating Kroger Community Rewards organizations. Thank you for your support!

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