The two bring a variety of community service experience that will support the agency’s clients. Blount most recently was a case manager at the Lower Shore Shelter, assisting residents to find the resources needed to transition to permanent housing. Edwards was a coordinator of community services for the state of Maryland, supporting and assisting clients in accessing services and resources.
“We are delighted to have Tomasha and Shontia join the staff at Seton Center,” said Richelle A. Vible, Catholic Charities executive director. “Catholic Charities was challenged to fill the void created by the departure last year of Sr. Cecilia McManus and retirement of Sr. Eileen Eager, who left behind a wonderful legacy of caring service. Our new hires possess a great deal of expertise to meet the needs of our neighbors. Seton Center continues to be a vibrant member of the Eastern Shore community, and it is Catholic Charities’ intent to continue the legacy of service established by its founders.”
In their new positions at Seton Center, both Blount and Edwards will work with people and families struggling to maintain, or in some cases, regain, permanent housing. Their work includes helping the households to resolve the financial disruption in their lives, set up and maintain workable budgets, find income, and provide information and referrals to other beneficial services. They will remain in contact until the household regains its financial self-sufficiency.
The new case managers are enthusiastic to take on the challenges. “I’ve worked with individuals who struggled to overcome life challenges throughout my career,” said Edwards. “I enjoy being able to empower someone to achieve their goals. Many times, a key to their success is to have someone in their corner. I want to be that support for them.” Blount added, “Homelessness creates so many difficulties for clients and the community. Keeping households from experiencing that trauma, or ending it as quickly as possible, is so important to me.”
Seton Center, a community center in Princess Anne, offers Catholic Charities services including the Homeless Prevention, Rapid Rehousing, Case Management, and Food Assistance services in our Basic Needs program, and Behavioral Health Services like routine outpatient therapy and psychiatric assistance. Services are available by appointment. Please call Seton Center at 410-651-9608 to make an appointment.
Community support is vital in maintaining the mission of hospitality, service, and advocacy that served as the foundation of Seton Center. Donations can be made by mail to Seton Center, PO Box 401, Princess Anne, MD 21853. Donors can also make a contribution by credit card at Catholic Charities secure website, https://www.ccwilm.org/donate/donation-form/ and designate your gift to Seton Center. In addition to cash donations, Seton Center accepts donations of nonperishable food, diapers, clothing, furniture, and household items.
Catholic Charities, the charitable arm of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, has been serving those in need for over 180 years, offering a wide range of services to strengthen families, care for children, assist the disadvantaged, and build human relationships throughout Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.