out of poverty

Seton Family Store will be closed for donations, Wed Nov 17, due to HVAC repair

Latest News

Quick Look

The Outreach office is open to clients by appointment only. We ask that you please complete your request for assistance online.

The Family Store is open:

Shopping Hours: Tues-Sat, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 

Donation Hours: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat.  9:30-12:00 p.m. CLOSED THURSDAYS FOR DONATIONS  

COVID-19 News

The FCHD Vaccine clinic scheduled for September 11 has been canceled due to staffing issues.

Frederick County Health Department Covid-19 testing has been moved. The new testing site is the Vigilant Hose Activities Building at 177901 Creamery Rd, next to Mother Seton School.

Seton Center is complying with CDC recommendations. Vaccinated individuals do not have to be masked; unvaccinated individuals SHOULD continue to wear a mask when inside our facilities. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND – WE SERVE A VERY VULNERABLE POPULATION!

We look forward to safely seeing you once again!

God Bless all of you and may you and your families stay healthy and safe


Seton Center, Inc.’s mission is to work with our neighbors to build a hopeful future, in the Spirit of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, through a focus on the self-sufficiency and well-being of the whole person.

Our Programs

Sponsored and staffed by the Daughters of Charity (DOC), DOC employees, and volunteers, Seton Center Outreach serves all residents of Northern Frederick County, Maryland. While we do provide emergency financial assistance when necessary, our goal is to help our neighbors build bridges out of poverty by offering programs that will educate, empower, and encourage them to move forward to a better, sustainable life. Our goals are to:

  • 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

Seton Family Store

Our family thrift store enjoys a long history, going back to the founding of the original Seton Center in 1969. We offer a variety of high-quality, preloved items donated by community members. We also have a consignment program to help local artisans and small businesses showcase and sell their wares. From stuffed animals to small appliances, furniture to stylish clothing, we have something for everyone in your family. The best part? You can shop easy knowing that not only are you receiving the best quality at the lowest prices, but your purchases directly benefit our Outreach programs and our neighbors in need.

Open Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00am-3:00pm 


Service to our neighbors in need is at the core of our mission. When you volunteer with Seton Center, you take part in bringing about meaningful, enduring change in their lives. You’ll serve with other caring, committed people who share your passion to help build a stronger community. We have numerous opportunities to volunteer – at the Outreach Center, in the Family Store, even at home behind the scenes. We are always looking for caring, committed individuals like you!

Give Hope

Maybe it’s an elderly couple whose water is in danger of being shut off. Perhaps it’s a young man trying to end his addiction. Or a woman who wants to smile again, but is too embarrassed because she can’t afford proper dental care. Your gift can—and will—change someone’s life.

Because The Daughters of Charity generously sponsor our operational costs, 100% of your donation is used to directly help those in need. You can’t find a better return on your giving dollars than that!

Faith lifts the soul, Hope supports it, Experience says it must and Love says...let it be!


Our vision is to be a leading northern Frederick County, Maryland resource for emergency support services and skill development, catalyzing systemic change for a more vibrant, healthy community.

Upcoming Events

27 November 2021

A Small Town Christmas Craft Fair & Open House at Seton Center

9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Seton Center, 226 East Lincoln Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
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