Welcome to Seton Center, Inc.

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

Building Hope for the Future

Left to right: Emmitsburg Mayor Don Briggs; Doug Gray, Morgan Keller – General Contractor; Sister Catherine Mary Norris DC, Visitatrix Province of St Louise; Scott Bowen, MSB Architects – Architect; Sister Jane Graves, DC, Board Chair, Seton Center Inc.; Sister Martha Beaudoin, DC , Director, Seton Center Inc.; Justin Doty, Frederick Seibert & Associates, Inc. – Civil Engineer.

On Friday, August 18th, we broke ground for a new building on the future site of Seton Center, Inc. at 226 East Lincoln Avenue, Emmitsburg MD! Construction of new Outreach Offices and Seton Family Store will take approximately 18 months. Click here to partner with us in preventing homelessness and providing the tools our neighbors need to discover and create more hopeful futures.

Mission Statement 

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

 Vision Statement

Seton Center strives to be a leading community resource for the residents of northern Frederick County. We will provide emergency support services and serve as a catalyst for systemic change.

Many of the families we serve are working people living at or below the poverty or A.L.I.C.E. 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 seek 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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