YWCA Central Maine seeks to end all forms of oppression and discrimination in our community through education, advocacy, and direct action. We offer several signature events, training opportunities, organizational equity consulting, and more.
YWCA Central Maine offers programs for children 2 ½ - 12 years of age, including an all-day preschool and pre-kindergarten at our Gendron Early Learning Center, after school programming, and all-day vacation care. We believe that our mission to eliminate racism and empower women while promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all starts from the beginning of education and are proud to offer quality, affordable childcare rooted in this mission.
YWCA Central Maine has the only regulation-size fully accessible public pool in the Lewiston-Auburn area. We provide a diverse array of classes, teams, open swims, and therapeutic and culturally appropriate swim opportunities. YWCA Central Maine also partners with community organizations to support affordable swim lessons for youth. We're more than a pool, we're a community center.
Did you know the diagnostic rate of MS in women to men is approaching 4:1? YWCA Central Maine’s MS Wellness Program was designed for women diagnosed with MS, but inclusive of all, to integrate healthy behaviors into MS care, create resources, and enhance the overall health and wellness for patients and caregivers.