News & Events

YWCA Operations Updates (COVID-19)

WE ARE IN COMPLIANCE WITH ALL COVID-19 PROTOCOLS LISTED IN THE GOVERNOR’S PHASED RE-OPENING PLAN When visiting our building, you can rest assured that the YWCA is doing everything possible to keep your family, our staff, and our communities safe. OPERATIONS UPDATES November 9, 2020… Read More


American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Review with Instructor Will McCorkle

Recertification for those holding CURRENT (non-expired) ARC Lifeguard & CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers certifications. MUST present certification cards at beginning of class to attend. Includes First Aid and CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Healthcare Providers. Must have current Lifeguard Manual and pocket mask. Prerequisites include… Read More


YWCA Receives $40,000 Grant Award

The YWCA Central Maine is pleased to announce a $40,000 grant award from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation. The grant will be used to complete renovations on the showers in the YWCAs men’s and women’s locker rooms, as well as install an AC unit… Read More


Galentine’s Day 2020 Baskets

The YWCA is celebrating Galentine’s Day in style again this year! For those unfamiliar, Galentine’s Day is a holiday popularized by the television show Parks and Recreation, to celebrate friendship and love among womxn. Festivities often include brunch, gift exchange, and appreciation for all of the… Read More


YWCA Central Maine Lifeguard Training – January 2020

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training – Blended Learning Spend less time in the classroom, more time in the pool! Our new Blended Learning Lifeguard Training format allows participants (15 years of age and older) to become a certified lifeguard, just in time for spring employment!… Read More


Amazing discounts for YW pass holders at Poise Yoga!

YWCA Central Maine is pleased to announce a new partnership with Poise Yoga Studio & Foot Sanctuary! Poise is offering YW Community Access Pass holders incredible discounts on services and programs at their studio in downtown Lewiston. One amazing deal that Poise is partnering to… Read More


YWCA announces Save-a-Life Swim Sponsorship Program

Today, YWCA Central Maine announced its new “Save-a-Life” Swim Sponsorship Program to offer free beginner swim lessons to at-need children and youth. By now, you may be too familiar with the sobering statistics: Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death of children ages… Read More


Congratulations to the 2019 YWCA Central Maine Women of Achievement Awardees!

Lee Young Leadership Award: Kristen Cloutier Tonie Ramsey Service Award: Klara Tammany Priscilla Gendron Legacy Award: Annette Wilson Marcia Baxter Social Justice Award: Azenaide Pedro We would like to thank everyone who submitted a nomination this year as we were overwhelmed by the response we… Read More


Women of Achievement Awards Brunch

The YWCA Central Maine honors women’s success in Maine through the annual Women Of Achievement Awards event The YWCA Central Maine Women of Achievement Awards event was founded in 2015 to recognize the powerful leadership and impact of women in Maine. The awards program recognizes… Read More


YWCA receives $10,000 Grant Award from Maine Women’s Fund!

The YWCA Central Maine is pleased to announce a $10,000 grant award from the Maine Women’s Fund. The grant will be used support the YWCA’s participation as a pilot site for a national STEM program, Curated Pathways to Innovation. The program pilot will focus on broadening… Read More