Our center generally operates Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

* Due to reorganization and COVID-19 we’re currently closed for walk-in services *

Once reorganization, funding, and the health orders are lifted, our services will more than likely be a combination of in-person and virtual casework by-appointments. Walk-ins will be a process to provide basic information and to schedule appointments.

Food Program Changes: We’re no longer a distribution site for IV Food Bank’s USDA Commodities program

* We Observe Major Holidays, Summer & Winter Breaks *


About Us

About Us

The Sister Evelyn Mourey Center (SEMC), founded by Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters, is a non-profit Charitable organization under Section 501c(3), located in the northwest end of the city of El Centro, CA and has been serving the Imperial County for over 20 years.

SEMC is comprised of 9 Board of Directors, 33 Volunters, 2 San Diego State University Interns and 3 Staff who are all passionate about the mission and committed to the cause of serving those in need.

SEMC provides residents with Emergency Services such as: emergency food and clothing, utilities and rent assistance. Through our Seguir Creciendo Programs SEMC offers educational opportunities such as: Computer Skills, Citizenship, English as a Second Language (ESL), Cake Decorating classes, and Enrichment Presentations. Through these programs and services, individuals can obtain the basic entry level skills necessary to seek employment and achieve self-sufficiency to improve their socio-economic situation.

But more importantly, SEMC provides a helping hand to improve the wellbeing of those in need, while fostering hope, compassion and dignity to all who enter our doors!