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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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE JOAN HISAOKA MAKE A DIFFERENCE GALA
The 11th Annual Joan Hisaoka Gala – Assisting those Living with Cancer will be held on September 15, 2018 at the Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington, DC. Learn More.

NEW MINDFULNESS SERIES BEGINS JULY 10TH
Join us for a 4-week series to explore various mindfulness skills. Attend one session or all four. Beginners are welcome!  Learn More.

NEW DAYTIME SUPPORT GROUP ON WEDNESDAYS AT 11AM
We now offer 2 additional cancer support groups each month for those able to attend during the daytime. Upcoming dates are June 27, July 11 & July 25.   Learn More.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

As we move into our third decade, we do so with deep gratitude. We thank you for taking part in this celebration and we look to the future with great excitement for what is to come. Check our our celebration event.

The Shanti Norris Cancer Retreat Fund

Support our most intimate and transformative program!