Welcome to Seton Center, Inc.

“Charity is not charity if not accompanied by justice.”           ~ St. Vincent DePaul

Building Hope for the Future

A Topping Out Ceremony was held for Morgan-Keller’s Seton Center Project on December 5. The ceremony was held to celebrate the placement of the last steel beam atop the new building structure, located at 226 East Lincoln Avenue in Emmitsburg, MD.


Our NEW Seton Center Outreach Office will open on Monday, June 11 at our new location, 226 East Lincoln Avenue, Emmitsburg MD 21727! More formal ribbon cutting and Open House events are planned for this summer and early fall. Stay tuned to get more details!

The construction schedule moved quickly thanks to favorable winter weather. Morgan-Keller Construction is a general contracting and construction management firm with offices in Frederick and Columbia, Maryland. Designed by MSB Architects of Hagerstown, MD, this building project involves the construction of a new 13,000 square foot building to house the Outreach Office, Seton Family Store and a large meeting room for workshops and presentations.

Click here to partner in our work to prevent homelessness and utility shut-off, while providing the tools our neighbors need to discover and create more hopeful futures.

Mission Statement 

Our mission is to work with our neighbors to build a hopeful future, in the Spirit of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton.

 Vision Statement

Seton Center strives to be a leading community resource for the residents of northern Frederick County by providing emergency support services and serving as a catalyst for systemic change.

Many of the families we serve are working people living at or below the poverty or ALICE Report income levels. Often times people who work hard to be self-sufficient find that even a minor emergency can result in unpaid bills or loss of housing. Sponsored and staffed by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent DePaul, local residents and a myriad of volunteers, the Center provides services to all members of the community. Services are provided within the framework of the core values of the Daughters of Charity: reverence, integrity, generosity and unity.

At Seton Center we are committed to serving each client and customer with great hospitality and respect. We believe in the true meaning of charity which is love. Whether the need is advocacy, information, material or financial aid, or just a really great bargain, we strive to meet these needs with integrity so that all those seeking charity find an experience of love.

Seton Center’s programs:

  • Address basic human needs
  • Stem homelessness
  • Build strong, healthy families
  • Provide referral services
  • Maintain the health of seniors
  • Provide comfort to the homebound
  • Support the transition out of poverty

In continuous operation as a social service organization in our local communities since 1969, Seton Center programs and services fill the unmet needs that county and local governments, schools and other non-profits do not provide. For specific questions, to get more information or be added to our newsletter list, click here and let us know your need.

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