Nonprofit Homes for America acquired one of the seven wings of the St. Joseph's Provincial House through a condominium arrangement to create Seton Village. The developer converted the wing into 31 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom apartments for low-income seniors.
St. Joseph's Provincial House was originally used as a convent and home for 1,200 Catholic sisters. The other wings now include a convent for 100 sisters, a church, a skilled nursing facility operated by Ascension Healthy, and a private retirement center for the sisters. The grounds also include a basilica, a visitors' center, and several other historic structures. The complex was founded by Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American canonized as a saint.
Seton Village has enabled the Daughters of Charity to have a stable fiscal foundation for keeping the historic campus viable.
The majority of services for the residents are being provided directly or coordinated by the Daughters of Charity through the programs it already has in place on site. Other services will be provided by the Frederick County Department of Aging, the Frederick County Department of Social Services, the Frederick County Health Department, and St. Mary's University.