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.

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  • 27 Oct

    Moving Dialogues: Thrive

    with Kelly King

    Join us for "Healing with Contradiction Dance," a moving dialogues workshop with Contradiction Dance and Kelly King. Learn More and Register

  • 28 Oct

    Move, Learn, Create

    with Kelly King

    All are welcome to experience social dance styles, conversation, and hand-to-hand partnering in this new program. Learn More and Register

  • 29 Oct

    Altered Books: Letting Go and Letting In

    With Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT & Gioia Chilton, PhD, ATR-BC

    Altering books provides a symbolically rich means to explore transformation and renewal by making art intentionally to engage in growth and change. Recycle old books into new works of art by using mixed-media collage, painting, cutting, and drawing. Learn More and Register

  • 01 Nov

    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


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