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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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All programs will continue to run via Zoom until further notice. Please contact with any questions.

NEW! Spiritual Companioning– Spiritual companioning offers a safe, supportive environment to explore what is going on for you spiritually and how to integrate your cancer experience with your personal beliefs. It offers an opportunity to define more deeply life’s meaning in the face of cancer and to look for what and where the sacred is in your life.

NEW! Loss of a Loved One to Cancer Support Group – This monthly support group, facilitated by a licensed clinical social worker, is for anyone who has lost a loved one to cancer. As a group, we will explore the impact of loss and find ways to cope with grief together.

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.

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