Groups & Workshops

Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10am-8pm
Saturday: 10am-3pm
Sunday: Closed

Telephone:
Office: (617) 354-6394
Helpline: (617) 354-8807

 

The Women's Center offers a wide variety of weekly, monthly, and occasional support groups. Some of our groups are open to all women, while others are open only to women dealing with a specific issue (such as child sexual abuse, addictions, or a physical illness). Our group programming fosters healing, provides support, assists in developing community, and offers information so that women may make informed decisions.

We are pleased to work in partnership with Incest Resources, which has for 35+ years provided support groups and creative programming for survivors of childhood sexual abuse and incest. Read more about their programs, here

The Women’s Center also provides a variety of educational workshops. We offer different workshops each month, spanning a wide range of issues and topics including:

  • Cultural awareness

  • Diversity

  • Personal empowerment

  • Health issues

  • Economic literacy

  • Increasing awareness of issues affecting women

All offerings at the Women's Center are FREE. All who identify as women are welcome. Free childcare can usually be arranged if requested in advance.

Each month, a calendar of our groups is posted on our website.

Would you like to lead your own group? Check out our Lead a Group page for more info


Long Term Groups

Many of our groups change and shift depending on the facilitators availability, needs of the community, and scheduling. Here is a list of our long-term groups, that have been running consistently for more than 1 year. Check out our calendar for a full up to date list!

  • Bay State Butches. 1st Fridays. 6:30-8pm. Topics vary monthly. Join other butch lesbians to socialize with and support one another.
    Info: Lane, defaultlane@aim.com  

  • Beading Group. 2nd and 4th Mondays, 1:30-6:30pm (Check calendar, sometimes on hiatus). Come work on your own beading projects and socialize. Materials available. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com

  • Feminist Book Club. 1st Mondays, 7-8pm. (Check calendar, sometimes on hiatus). We discuss books through the lens of feminism and our own experiences. Info: Ellis, ellisbada@gmail.com

  • Healing Through Creative Arts Workshop. Survivor Theatre Project runs these workshops usually monthly for survivors of sexual trauma. Check the calendar to see what/when each month’s events are. Questions: martharogersmusic@gmail.com 

  • Incest Resources’ Drop-in Discussion Group for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. 3rd Fridays, 6-7:30pm. A monthly topic-based support group facilitated by survivor/therapist Elaine Westerlund. The group is focused on issues survivors of childhood sexual abuse frequently struggle with as adults and how to live healthy lives despite the impact of those issues. Upcoming topics: Nov 15: Coping Skills, Dec 20: Surviving the Holidays, Jan 17: Negative Self-Talk.

  • Lesbian & Bi Women’s Discussion Group. 3rd Fridays, 6-7:30pm. Inclusive discussion group for women attracted to womenTopic changes monthlyInfo: erica.m.rigby@gmail.com October topic: Empowerment: Building Up the Women Around Us.

  • Meditations for Deep Relaxation. 2nd Tuesdays 5:30-6:30PM. In this supportive group we will learn and practice meditations for deep relaxation, mindfulness, and self-compassion. No previous meditation experience necessary. Info: christineradice@yahoo.com

  • Open Luncheons: On the 3rd Tuesday and 4th Monday we host community luncheons in the Living Room. Come eat and chat!

  • Reconciling Support Group. 4th Fridays, 6:30-8pm. A support group for people who were assigned female at birth, who are dysphoric or who once identified as something other than a woman, and are now reconciling with being female and want to heal and process with others of a similar experience. Info: Lane, defaultlane@aim.com

  • Sewing Group. Mondays & Thursdays, 10am-12pm. This group is open to all women who would like to sew with a machine or by hand. We will make or mend clothing, bags, quilts, etc. no experience needed
    Info: Karlotta, Graciegeorgie@gmail.com

  • Spanish-English Conversation Exchange. Wednesdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Are you an English speaker interested in improving your Spanish? ¿Hablas español y estás interesada en mejorar tu inglés? The intention is learning in a relaxing way. Join in conversation. All levels are welcome! Info: womenspanishenglishclass@hotmail.com

  • Straight Marriage, Still Questioning. 2nd Mondays 7-9pm. “A Question of Two Lives - Where do I go from here?” A peer-led support group for the woman in a straight relationship struggling with her sexual orientation. Closed group, newcomers interested in attending or want more information please contact us at kate.e.flynn@gmail.com  

  • Trauma Support/Discussion Group. Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm - weekly. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present. Check out http://cwctraumagroup.org/ for topics, more info, or email groupcambridge@gmail.com

  • Women 65+ Discussion Group. 2nd Thursdays, 2-3:30pm. (Check calendar, sometimes on hiatus) Come for supportive discussions on aging issues we all face. Topics change monthly. Info: judy@cambridgewomenscenter.org

  • Women’s Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meeting. “Ladies, Let’s Talk About It.” Thursdays, 6:30-8pm - weekly. Support group for women recovering from drug/alcohol abuse.  Info: Neile, 617-953-4878.

  • Write Your Story. Tuesdays, 2-3pm. (Check calendar, sometimes on hiatus). Through creative exercises, prompts, and conversation this friendly group will help you write new material and explore new ideas (and to share if you would like). No previous creative writing experience is needed & materials are provided. Led by novelist Laura van den Berg. Info: lauravandenberg@fas.harvard.edu

  • Write Your Way. Tuesdays 6:45-7:45pm. (Check calendar, sometimes on hiatus) Whether you're new to writing, or possess a lifelong habit, come join us. We'll write, exploring memory, relationships, identity, wellness, and more, and share if we choose to. Info: adrianacgrant@gmail.com

  • Yoga for Women. Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30pm (Check calendar, sometimes on hiatus). If you long to move your body and spend quality time with yourself, please join us. Beginner yoga. All welcome. Ends with guided relaxation. Mats and props provided. Wear soft clothes. Limited space, so please register before 9am. To register: ScandiYoga@gmail.com