What We’re Doing

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At the YWCA Mount Desert Island, we focus on programs that empower women and girls.  We are located in Bar Harbor, Maine, and serve Hancock, Washington, and Waldo Counties through various outreach projects.

Our main program is lodging for women.  Founded in 1904, we are the only remaining YWCA in the state of Maine offering lodging, providing it to approximately 125 women and girls each year.  Our lodging is subsidized to continue keeping it affordable for the low-income, the vulnerable, and seasonally employed women who are racially and ethnically underrepresented.

Throughout the year we offer children’s programs, economic programs and racism workshops.