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YMCA Swim Class Helps Adults Overcome Their Fear
Published: 05.09.18 -

“For me, it’s like a Christmas miracle in (May),” Labzintyte said. “Anyone can learn. It’s never too late.” Vaida Labzintyte is one of about 60 adults learning to swim in the Casco Bay YMCA’s new “Swimming Saves Lives” program.


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YMCA offering Diabetes Prevention Program
Published: 03.23.18 -

Research shows programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program have helped reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58 percent overall and by 71 percent in people over 60. First class starts April 2018.


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WCSH features Peaks to Portland
Published: 03.23.18 -

The Peaks to Portland Swim to Benefit Kids will place on July 28. Swimmers will race from Peaks Island to the banks of East End Beach. Register today.


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Camp Sokokis a family favorite in Biddeford
Published: 07.14.17 -

The YMCA of Southern Maine - Northern York County Branch campus in Biddeford is hosting Camp Sokokis for children throughout the summer and it's an event that families wait all year for.


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Portland YMCA Opens Day Center for Homeless Families
Published: 06.09.17 -

A Maine YMCA is helping homeless families by opening a day center to provide shelter and community support. U.S. News & World Report reports.

 


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YMCA opens day center to help homeless families
Published: 06.08.17 -

Families experiencing homelessness in the Greater Portland area will soon have a safe and dependable place to spend the day thanks to a partnership between the YMCA of Southern Maine and Greater Portland Family Promise. The Family Promise Day Center at the YMCA will welcome four families through its doors when it opens on July 9th. WMTW reports.


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Families facing homelessness will soon have safe place to spend day
Published: 06.08.17 -

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Families facing homelessness will soon have a safe place to spend their day. Two organizations are teaming up to make it happen. The YMCA of Southern Maine and the Greater Portland Family Promise are creating the Family Promise Day Center, which will welcome four families through its doors. Those families can do things like shower and do laundry. And the children can take advantage of the Y's programs, including swim lessons and summer camp. The day center is scheduled to open up on July 9. 

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YMCA aims to unite community through healthy programs
Published: 12.28.16 - There are lots of things happening at the YMCA of Southern Maine everyday, but our mission is always our number one focus. Learn about our cause, our programs, and more in the Journal Tribune's interview with our Northern York County Branch's Executive Director, Kate Noonan!
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