The Elizabeth Seton Women’s Center is a ministry with a goal to “promote the holistic development of women so that their experience and gifts may be recognized and valued by themselves and others…” The Center is a resource for all women regardless of religious belief, age, income, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Programs and services focus on the spiritual life and inherent strength in each woman. In discussions and information sessions, a wide range of topics are explored and communities of common interest often arise naturally in the course of time.
The new model we envision for the Center will consist of a small office with a Director who is mobile and will coordinate programs and services where they are needed in the greater metropolitan New York area. In the planning, focus groups of women were asked to speak to the needs of women today. As a result there is a robust list of possible programs that will interest women of all walks of life. We are now searching for a Director who will be responsible to operate Elizabeth Seton Women’s Center, ensure strong management and development, programs, quality control and ongoing evaluation of programs offered.
Programs and services will direct women to their own wisdom and strength and their preferred spirituality. They will also provide information and involve women in discussion, sharing and developing possibilities for action. Women can network with one another and grow in awareness of how they can empower themselves and one another.
The Center is a place where differences are honored, where there is reverence for the sacredness of every woman’s journey and where connections can be made that will nourish each woman so that she can make choices aligned with her own understanding of the person she is.