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

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

SMITH CENTER CLOSED MONDAY, FEB. 19TH 
We will be closed for Presidents Day on Monday, February 19th. Our weekly Gentle Yoga class will resume on Monday, February 26th.

STRENGTH THROUGH MOVEMENT
Beginning with focused stretching and warm ups, this class focuses on being active, embodying music, and moving together with strength.  Learn More.

COOKING WITH HEALTHFUL HUES
Spring is a wonderful time to explore all the healthful hues in season and learn to cook with colorful foods and vibrant spices to help fight and prevent cancer.  Learn More.

THE ART OF EXPRESSION
Join Kiersten & Rex for an evening art workshop that will include peaceful meditation and techniques to help allow our own inner creativity to flow.  Learn More.

We’ve Been Celebrating!

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.

Enjoy our anniversary video below or check our our celebration event.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

The Shanti Norris Cancer Retreat Fund

Support our most intimate and transformative program!