About Us

Our 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.

Many of the families we serve are working people living at or below the poverty or ALICE Report 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.

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Seton Center will be a leading northern Frederick County, Maryland resource for emergency support services and skill development, catalyzing systemic change for a more vibrant, healthy community.

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Our Goals

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.

Our Values

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 a great bargain, we strive to meet these needs with integrity so that all those seeking charity find an experience of love.


Partnering with individuals and community organizations to advocate for social justice


Recognizing the God-given value of each person


Being responsible in managing the resources entrusted to our care


Acting with integrity, clarity and honesty


Being resourceful, inventive and open to opportunities

Prevent homelessness and utility shut-off, while providing the tools our neighbors need to discover and create more hopeful futures.

Sponsored and staffed by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent DePaul, local residents and many volunteers, Seton Center provides services to all members of the community.

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