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

TWO WRITING WORKSHOPS COMING UP IN MAY
Author Susi Wyss offers her reflective writing workshop, Writing Out the Storm, on Monday, May 14th at 6:00pm, and longtime poetry facilitator Elise Wiarda joins us again on Wednesday, May 30th to lead Writing Your Truth at 4:30pm. Learn More.

ALCHEMICAL VESSELS BENEFIT TICKETS ON SALE
Join us for the 6th annual Alchemical Vessels benefit and art exhibition. Every ticket sold supports Smith Center’s mission and programming. Benefit will be held Friday, April 27th.  Learn More.

NEW MONTHLY YOGA DANCE CLASS
Let Your Yoga Dance is a dance-yoga fusion acceptable for all body types and levels. Come experience healing through joy and movement! Next class is April 25th at 11:00am.  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. Check our our celebration event.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

The Shanti Norris Cancer Retreat Fund

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