Men's Residence at McGaw YMCA

For many, the Y truly is home.

The McGaw YMCA residence for men is situated in our historic building in the heart of Evanston. Our supportive housing community provides a place to call home for up to 156 men-identified people who are 18 and older. The residence offers stable and secure short- and long-term furnished housing with supportive on-site services at an affordable price. Located just two blocks from the CTA Purple Line, the Metra North Line, and Pace and CTA buses, the Y is only steps away from all the conveniences and attractions of downtown Evanston. To learn more about our housing program or to apply to live at the McGaw YMCA, check out the resources below.

Room & Rate Info

Learn more about our residence rooms, room rates, and supportive services.

Apply For Residence

Learn more about our application process and what steps you can take to become a resident.

Wish List

Our pantry, which is free for our residents, has an ongoing need for items. Shop our Amazon Wish List to help our pantry stay stocked and filled throughout the year.


Support of our donors helps us to provide this supportive housing community. Donations of any amount help us keep the Y an affordable option to alleviate homelessness in Evanston.

We're Here to Help

If you need more information or have questions, please email our Residence Department team and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. For immediate assistance, call 847-475-7400 ext. 214.

Men's Residence Renovation Project

Built in 1930, the McGaw Y Men’s Residence is scheduled for a long overdue transformation. The residence space in our historic 1000 Grove Street building will be renovated to provide comfortable, functional, safe and modern living spaces that speak to each resident’s dignity and privacy. The transformation will include a new lobby for our resident men along with additional program areas and shared community spaces where residents can come together, connect, and unwind. Equity and public health, with an emphasis on safety and improved quality of life, are driving this project.

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