Welcome to Seton Center

Seton Center, Inc. is a nonprofit agency located in Emmitsburg, Maryland. We provide services for people in need, primarily in northern Frederick County. Our mission is to assist low income families 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. Staffed by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, 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 of St. Vincent de Paul: respect, quality service, simplicity, advocacy, and creativity.

It is only because of your great love, that the poor will forgive you for the bread that you give them.
~ St. Vincent de Paul

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

Some of these programs fill a void that local government, schools and other nonprofits cannot meet.

Download our latest Newsletter April 2014
Download our 2013 Annual Report