sponsored works

 

Elizabeth Seton High School

Marillac St. Vincent Family Services

Mother Seton School

Proyecto Juan Diego

Seton Center

Seton Harvest

Seton Heritage Ministries

St. Joseph Services

St. Vincent Center for Children & Families

St. Vincent Center for Children & Families: Evansville, Indiana

St. Vincent Center for Children and Families in Evansville, Indiana, a sponsored ministry of the Province, traces its beginnings to 1918. During World War I, safe, affordable child care was needed as women assumed industry roles vacated by men who were called to service. The Ladies of Charity of Evansville responded to the need by establishing St. Vincent’s Day Nursery. Soon after its establishment and because of the huge demand, the Ladies of Charity appealed to the Daughters of Charity at St. Mary’s Hospital to manage the agency.

Today, St. Vincent continues to serve the community, providing children with an enriched early education experience and families with access to programs and resources that help them overcome financial/social challenges. Grounded in this mission to help families thrive, St. Vincent partners with an array of other community organizations, connecting people with services including counseling, housing, employment, and financial, medical, and food assistance.

In June, St. Vincent received national recognition from Leading for Children, a national organization that empowers early childhood educators to improve outcomes for young children and their families. Leading for Children recognized St. Vincent for exemplary early learning practices and for finding innovative solutions to retaining continuous high quality among their teaching staff and across the board. Their new compensation structure has resulted in teachers’ decreased personal economic stress and increased focus in providing the best possible care.

Through St. Vincent, the Daughters of Charity give children and their families a head start on education and on a full, happy life. Rooted in creativity, hope, integrity, and trust, their systemic approach to education and financial/social needs is giving their families faith in a bright future.

Website: http://stvincentcenterforchildren.org

 

Mission Statement

To start all children on a pathway to lifetime success and coordinate programs and services to help families thrive.