Basic Needs Assistance
The Seton Center works to provide the residents of our community with
basic needs assistance when our clients experience difficult times. Our
assistance services cover four areas: Emergency Food, Clothing Assistance, Utility and Rent Assistance, and Medication Assistance
an emergency situation, a 3-day supply of food is granted and Food
Stamp applications are available for those needing to apply.
thrift store which is open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Wednesdays and
Fridays, provides clothing and household accessories to individuals who
fall below the proverty level. We also offer vouchers for homeless
Utility and Rent Assistance
On a limited
basis, Seton Center provides utility and rent asistance to those in
need. Please call 816-231-3955, the last working day of the month, to
make an appointment to apply.
will be provided for those individuals with a written prescription that
are unable to purchase needed medication. Please call 816-231-3955 to
make an appointment for this service.
Back To School Program This Month
The first day of
school is special to every child! It marks a new beginning filled with
much anticipation and some anxiety. For many in our neighborhood who
struggle to provide basic necessities for their families, it is an
added financial burden. Seton Center, with the help of dedicated
volunteers and donors, is gearing up for our Back-to-School
celebration. New book bags, crayons, markers, glue, pencils, folders,
binders and notebook paper line the tables and will be packaged for
youngster’s kindergarten through grade 12. Beginning August 2nd and
continuing through August 4th, parents can bring their children to pick
up their school supplies and select new underwear and socks as well as
shirts, skirts, dresses, pants, shoes, boots and coats. Last year over
300 youngsters shared in Back-to-School and we hope to assist even more
Senior Buddie Program
Tuesday and Friday
The Senior Buddies program
is a great opportunity for independent living individuals who are ages
55 and older to get out, meet nice people and enjoy eating a group
potluck lunch and fun activities.
Regular activities include
music, movies, holiday celebrations, bingo, exercise, wellness, guest
speakers, buddies support group and a monthly birthday celebration. We
also offer occasional special activities that include field trips an
shopping trips to a local shopping mall, grocery store or department
This group meets every Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 am
to 2:00 pm. Transportation is provided for to those indivdiduals who
live within the following zip codes: 64108, 64109, 64110, 64123, 64124,
64125, 64126, 64127, 64128, 64129, and 64130.
To become part of
this exciting program, please call (816)231-3955 a day in advance to
arrange for transportation.Please give us a call. We would truly enjoy
having you join us!
General, Pediatric and Geriatric
Every Weekday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
In response to the needs of our community, we now offer
state-of-the-art dental clinics. Our highly qualified staff gives our
clients the professional dental treatment they deserve and advises them
on how to properly care for their teeth.
Back to School Giveaway
Sending your child back to
school can often be a financial burden to low income families. Seton
Center offers school supplies, clothing and assistance to students of
all ages. To be eligible you must live within the designated zip code
areas. Contact the Seton Center to make an appointment and learn more
information about this program.
Christmas Sharing Program
The holidays are such a
special time of year and the Seton Center wants to support the
residents in our community the best we can during this time. That is
why the Seton Center provides Christmas baskets to low income families.
Baskets can include food, clothing, household accessories and
children''s gift items. Contact Seton center to make an appointment and
to learn more information about this program.
October 4, is the Feast Day or name day of a special saint that has been honored for many years: St Francis of Assisi. This man was born in the city in Italy of Assisi, not too far from Rome. He is often known as the saint who loved animals, the original author of the Christmas crib scenes, a man of peace as witnessed in “The Peace Prayer”: “Make me an instrument of your peace”. He is noted for his simplicity, love of poverty, and humility. I’d like to share a short reflection about him which follows below which can encourage us to follow in his footsteps So often you hear, “there are no easy answers” but St. Francis never did anything the hardest way. He looked for the simplest solution to every problem, believing that simplicity is one of the greatest virtues, one that helps lead to peace. His peacemaking abilities are the subject of legends, including one about taming a man-eating wolf that was terrifying a village. It may be a legend but there are ways we can promote a peaceful life for ourselves and others, such as: Find time for quiet prayer each day, even if only for a moment or two. Try to reduce the amount of noise in the day—turn down the radio, speak more quietly, and avoid honking the car horn. At least once a week take a walk alone or with a friend or family member to admire God’s creations; recognize the beauty of the season, the flowers, the architecture. .
Mission Effectiveness Role
The role of person for Mission Effectiveness carries responsibility under the Executive Director for several expectations: to assist in fostering throughout the organization an expression of Catholic, faith-b
child enrichment program proovides a safe and educational enviroment
for infant and toddler children of students enabling young
mothers/fathers to focus on their education goals.The students can have
lunch with their children and visit with them several times a day.Toni
keeps the children happy with games,snacks and activities all day.
Alternative High School
Center works to provide at risk youth with an individual education
program that provides opportunities to learn necessary academic skills,
explore career areas and develp self-confidence and socialization
Seton Center Advantages
school program offered at Seton Center provides a variety of advantages
that students may not always receive at a conventional school
Small Class Size
Extra Curricular Activities
addition, Seton Center Alternative High School offers our students
occasional field trips, guest speakers, internship opportunities,
intergenerational activities and job shadowing.
Center''''s Alternative High School monitors the student''''s progress
through an Individual Education Contract. The IEC includes:
Academic Course Work
Seton Center Alternative High School diploma is earned by completing
the following class requirements set forth by the State Department of
English - 4 Credits
Fine Arts - 1 Credit
Mathematics - 3 Credits
Physical Education/Health - 1 Credit
Social Studies - 3 Credits
Practical Arts - 2 Credits
Science - 3 Credits
Electives - 5 Credits
the student''''s senior year, 25 clock hours of community service are
required at a not-for-profit organization. Studens have the opportunity
to earn these hours at Seton Center.
Seton Center Alternative
High School upholds high standards and builds upon the foundatin of
hard work, discipline and hgh expecttions of academic achievement.
Day Care Facility
Center recognizes that it may be difficult to attend calsses while you
are also responsible for the care of our child or children. Seton
Center offers an excellent day care facility which is open for our
student's child(ren) while they are attending classes.
How to Enroll
student or parent may call the Seton Center principal at (816)231-3955
for an application packet. Once the packet is returned to the center,
the student or parent may call to set up an interview date with the
principal to review the nformation and determine eligibility.