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

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  • 2015 Joan Hisaoka Make a Difference Gala

    The 8th Annual Joan Hisaoka "Make a Difference" Gala will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. Smith Center is honored to once again be a partial beneficiary. Read More

  • Patient/Provider Education Project

    Learn more about our three-year project to improve communication and trust between cancer care providers and patients in our nation's capital. Read More

  • Culinary Translation in Cancer Care Workshop Wrap-up

    This innovative workshop brought together culinary professionals from across the world to learn the cutting edge science supporting integrating nourishment into cancer treatment plans and applying practical culinary and patient education strategies. Read More

  • January Open House with IION

    Join us for an open house to learn more about Smith Center's National Patient Navigation Training in Integrative Cancer Care and our Institute for Integrative Oncology Navigation. Read More


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