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


Join us once a month! You are invited to rest while being guided into a state of deep relaxation, which can quiet the mind, relieve mental and physical stress, and guide you to come home to yourself.  Learn more.

INTEGRATIVE CANCER CARE SERIES SEPTEMBER TOPIC: Naturopathic and Integrative Cancer Care – What Everyone Should Know
Join us to learn about demystifying the use of conventional therapies combined with complementary and “alternative” therapies for cancer care, with Naturopathic expert, Deidre Orceyre. Learn More.


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!