Community. Creativity. Cancer Support.

Smith Center is a nonprofit health, education, and arts organization in Washington DC. Our mission is to develop and promote healing practices that explore physical, emotional, and mental resources that lead to life-affirming changes for people affected by cancer. 

Our programs focus on cultivating each person’s innate ability to heal, helping participants explore meaning and maintain hope—even in the face of life’s challenges.

We welcome you to join us for programs, visit us at our U Street Center and Art Gallery, or contact us to lean more.

More About Smith Center for Healing and the Arts

Announcements View All

  • Smith Center re-featured in the 2016-2017 Catalogue for Philanthropy as one of the best small charities in the Washington, DC region

    Smith Center for Healing and the Arts is honored to announce its continued recognition as one of Greater Washington’s best community-based charities by the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington. Being re-featured online by the Catalogue reflects Smith Center’s status as a highly effective local charity, working to support those living with cancer and to promote the healing power of the arts. Read More

  • Smith Center July Cancer Retreat

    Smith Center for Healing and the Arts is hosting its next Cancer Retreat July 22-24, 2016. This weekend session offers the highest quality small-group support program, paired with a variety of sessions to help you learn about and experience healing options to support your treatment and improve how you experience your cancer. We are currently accepting applications -- please email retreats@smithcenter.org or call 202.483.8600 to learn more and request an application. Read More

  • Smith Center featured in Stone Soup Film's Doc in a Day!

    Stone Soup Films and Project Knitwell highlight the health benefits of knitting in their recent Doc in a Day submission, featuring our weekly knitting group. Check out the beautiful 3-minute video and contact us to join our weekly knitting circle, every Wednesday at 4pm. Read More

  • Three-Day Cancer Retreat Scheduled for May 29-31

    Experience the transformative power of a Smith Center Retreat this May. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Read More

UPCOMING PROGRAMS View All

  • 28 Jun

    Chair Yoga

    With Beth Lawrence, RYT 500

    Chair Yoga classes are open to anyone interested in attending and are designed to alleviate stress. They are especially useful for those with limited mobility. Learn More and Register

     
  • 29 Jun

    Knitting in the Nook

    with Project Knitwell & Friends

    Take a break from your everyday stresses and join us as we knit together in the Nook. Learn More and Register

     
  • 29 Jun

    Wednesday Therapeutic Yoga

    With Alaina Sadick, RYT 500

    Therapeutic Yoga classes are open to anyone interested in attending and are designed to alleviate stress. They are especially useful for those living with cancer. Learn More and Register

     
  • 30 Jun

    Thursday Therapeutic Yoga

    With Kiersten Gallagher, RYT 200

    Therapeutic Yoga classes are open to anyone interested in attending and are designed to alleviate stress. They are especially useful for those living with cancer. Learn More and Register

     

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