Groups & Workshops
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:
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.
Would you like to lead your own group? If you're interested in facilitating a new group, please download our application form, fill it out and return it. You may want to check our calendar and list of current groups, in case we already offer a group in your area of interest. For more information, email: email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Beading Group. Mondays, 1:30-4:30pm. (Check calendar, sometimes on hiatus). Come work on your own beading projects and socialize. Materials available. Info: email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
Incest Resources’ Drop-in Discussion Group for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. 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. Generally the 3rd Friday of every month 6pm-8pm.
Lesbian & Bi Women’s Discussion Group. 3rd Fridays, 6-7:30pm. Inclusive discussion group for women attracted to women. Topic changes monthly. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meditations for Deep Relaxation. Christine Radice offers meditations, generally on Tuesday evenings once a month. Women will practice meditations, including body scan, mindfulness, and guided visualization of a peaceful scene. No previous experience necessary. Info: email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sewing Group. 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. Info: Karlotta, Graciegeorgie@gmail.com
Spanish-English Conversation Exchange. Wednesdays, 12:30pm-2:30pm. 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. Info: email@example.com
Straight Marriage, Still Questioning. “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. If you are interested in attending or want more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com
Write Your Way. Tuesdays 6-7:15pm. (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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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