Welcome to Seton Center

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

Seton Center, Inc. is a non-profit agency located in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Our mission is to assist low-income families, primarily in northern Frederick County, to meet their needs by offering supportive human services.

Many of the families we serve are working people living at or below the poverty level. 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: respect, quality service, simplicity, advocacy, and creativity.

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 1970, Seton Center programs and services fill the unmet needs that county and local governments, schools and other non-profits do not provide.

Download our latest newsletter.

Download our 2015 Annual Report.

We Continue To Remain Committed

The Daughters of Charity operated the Seton Day Care Center for many years. In 1996, the Emmitsburg Early Learning Center assumed operations but closed in October 2014.

Seton Center, Inc., which includes the Outreach Office AND Seton Family Store (Thrift Shop), remains open and is committed to continue serving our community, looking forward to many more years of offering hope to those in need.

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