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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  • 23 Oct

    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

  • 23 Oct

    Redefining Breath

    With Bob Sima

    Join us for an enticing blend of discussion, practical exercises, active participation, and live devotional music as we experiment with both ancient and modern philosophies of breath work. Learn More and Register

  • 24 Oct

    Therapeutic Movement and Storytelling

    With Naomi Nim

    This workshop offers a chance to find stress release, pleasure, connection, integration, and support by moving and writing with others - no experience necessary! Learn More and Register

  • 25 Oct

    Doll-Making from the Inside Out

    With Erika Cleveland

    This two-part workshop will lead you into a safe space to contemplate and explore who you are and where you want to go. Participants will journal, meditate, and create a felted doll that represents their inner guardian. Learn More and Register


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