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

BOLD MOVES: 8-WEEK SURVIVORSHIP SERIES BEGINS MARCH 6TH
Designed for those who have finished treatment or are living with chronic cancer, this 8-week experiential seminar will build the skills that make it possible to move beyond treatment.  Learn more.

ELISE WIARDA RETURNS MARCH 28TH FOR WRITING YOUR TRUTH
Join us for an afternoon ofpowerful, mysterious and often surprising gifts that emerge as you listen to poetry, participate in simple exercises to get the juices flowing, and then begin to write. 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

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