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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  • 2nd Annual Alchemical Vessels Exhibition & Benefit

    Opening April 4th, the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery will feature a new collection of 125 original fine artworks that reflect and explore the role of Smith Center's work in the community - healing and transformation. Read More

  • Make a Paper Crane to Give Hope

    The wall of cranes that brighten our space was originally created several years ago by people all over the world who sent them as signs of love and support for Kirby, a 28-year-olf woman with aggressive ovarian cancer. Join us in sharing the gift of community and hope with others. Read More

  • Arts & Military White Paper

    The National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military just released a new Arts & Military White Paper on "Arts, Health, and Wellbeing across the Military Continuum." Read More

  • New Video! Cooking with Laura Pole

    Smith Center for Healing and the Arts is pleased to offer nutrition classes that share ways to eat healthfully through each of the seasons, bringing balance and nourishment to you during cancer treatment and beyond. Read More


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Smith Center Young Adult Cancer Survivors program.

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