Seton Center, Inc. is a nonprofit 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. 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
As the single social service organization remaining in the Emmitsburg community, Seton Center programs and services fill the unmet needs that local government, schools and other nonprofits cannot provide.
We Continue To Remain Committed
Our prayers are with the owner, staff and families of the Emmitsburg Early Learning Center as they close their private operation as of October 31, 2014. The Daughters of Charity operated the Seton Day Care Center for many years, but in 1996, the Emmitsburg Early Learning Center assumed operations. Seton Center, Inc., which includes the Outreach Office AND Thrift Shop, is NOT closing. We remain committed to continue serving our community and look forward to many more years of offering hope to those in need.