Founded in 1969 by the Daughters of Charity (an order of Catholic Sisters) and the Ladies of Charity of Metropolitan Kansas City, Seton Center is dedicated to serving neighbors in need in Kansas City’s urban core.
Initially addressing the food, clothing and housing needs of the elderly poor, Seton Center has evolved into a comprehensive community and neighborhood center providing a food pantry, rent and utility assistance, thrift store, services for older adults, legal services, and one of Kansas City’s largest safety net dental services.
Seton Center is a sponsored health ministry of Ascension Health, the largest Catholic health system in the United States. Seton Center operates as a separate, nonprofit organization with its own Board of Trustees, responsible for its own budget, staff, and operations.
Seton Center is funded through foundation grants, donations from individuals, corporations, civic groups and faith communities, and fees for dental services.