YMCA of Southern Maine

For a Better Us.™


Founded in 1853 and incorporated in 1860, the Greater Portland Branch is among the oldest YMCAs in the US and the largest in Maine.  From its inception, the Greater Portland Branch has had a housing program including our men's dormitory program and SRO residence.

Men's Dormitory

Originally designed to provide safe and affordable sleeping accommodations to sailors and men coming to the city to relocate, today the YMCA has positioned itself in partnership with city officials and other social service agencies to become the largest Men's Dormitory in Portland serving approximately 215 men last year alone. 

We have created a social service referral system that captures the full scope of the men who stay here.  We conduct background checks on each individual deciding to make the YMCA their home. And most importantly, we do all this while embracing the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.

The YMCA dormitory program is a vibrant living entity that contributes to the overall success of the YMCA. We provide many community services to men in transition, work in partnership with our community to provide a safety net to men in need, and so much more. Each resident also receives a free membership to the Y!

Room Rates - effective July 1, 2020

Week 1


$173 Rent
$16 Sales Tax
$20 Background Check Fee
$10 Key Deposit

Week 2


$173 Rent
$16 Sales Tax

Week 5+


$173 Rent


SRO Residence 

The Greater Portland Branch's SRO Residence offers clean, well-kept and nicely-designed studio apartments located at 231 High Street, Portland Maine.  Each studio apartment has a kitchen with full-size appliances and a bath, along with storage space.  The building has controlled-access entry, laundry room and community room.  It is conveniently situated in walking distance to the Old Port and Deering Oaks Park and is on the bus line.  Each resident receives a  free membership to the Y for the length of their stay!

For more information about our Men's Dormitory Program and SRO Residence, please contact Eddie Barajas, Director of Supportive Services: ebarajas@ymcaofsouthernmaine.org, 207-874-1111 ext. 102