Founded in 1853, the YMCA of Southern Maine is one of the oldest YMCAs in the country. Its mission is to build strong kids, individuals, families, and communities through programs and services that promote a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all, regardless of ability to pay. Our three areas of focus (youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility) are positioned to meet Maine’s greatest needs. The Y’s four branches, five before-and-after-school sites, five camps, child care center, and dormitory serve 31,000 people each year. Last year, the YMCA of Southern Maine provided more than $2.2 million in financial assistance to nearly 5,500 youth, adults, and families to ensure community access to the Y’s programs.