All our programs are volunteer-led - if you’re interested in facilitating a group, download the form here and check out this page for more information. Please look at our calendar offerings first! See the linked page for information on current programming desires and more information.
If you’re interested in attending a group and have children, childcare can usually be arranged if scheduled in advance. Please call our business line: 617-354-6394 to ensure there is enough volunteer staff coverage that day to provide childcare.
Detailed Monthly Calendar:
Women’s Center Calendar for August 2019
Artistic Expression and Creativity
Art Journaling Workshop. Sat., 8/24, 12-2pm. No need to know how to do art or journaling, just bring your awesome self! Materials/journals provided. Info: Nicole, email@example.com
Beading Group. Mondays, (not 8/5 or 26) 1:30--4:30pm. “To bead or not to bead, that is the question.” Join us and work on your own project. Materials available. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Feminist Book Club. Monday 8/5, 7-8pm. We discuss books through the lens of feminism and our own experiences. Today’s book: Something From the Oven by Laura Shapiro. Info: Ellis, email@example.com
<NEW> Sassy Crafts. Tuesday, 8/27, 6-7pm, A new monthly group. Come make fun and easy crafts for the home or for gifts. This month: Wire Name Jewelry. Make earrings, necklaces, rings or bracelets, made with wire. All materials provided. Info: Meme, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sewing Group. Thursdays, 10am-12pm. For women to sew with a machine or by hand, make or mend bags, clothing, etc. No experience needed. Info: Karlotta, email@example.com
<NEW> Songshare/Artshare. Thursdays, 5-6pm. What song is in your heart? We’ll listen to a song you love and explore how it resonates with the group via self-directed art-making. Info: Nicole, firstname.lastname@example.org
Write Your Story. Tuesday, 8/6, 2-3pm. This friendly group will guide you through the writing process and help you write new stories. Creative exercises, prompts & conversation. Led by novelist Laura van den Berg.email@example.com
Write Your Way. Mondays, 12:30-1:30pm (new time and day!). Whether you're new to writing or it’s a lifelong habit, come join us. We'll write, exploring identity, relationships, wellness, and more, and share if we choose. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
LGBTQ+ Support & Discussion Groups
*Bay State Butches. Friday, 8/2 (1st Fridays), 6:30-8pm. Join other butch lesbians to socialize, support one another, and talk about our experiences. Info: Lane, email@example.com
*Lesbian and Bi Women’s Discussion Group. Friday, 8/16 (3rd Fridays), 6-7:30pm. Topic: Dating/Date Ideas. Inclusive group for women attracted to women. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Reconciling Support Group. Friday, 8/23 (4th Fridays), 6:30-8pm. For individuals assigned female at birth, who identified as something other than female/are dysphoric, and want to process, reconcile with being female, and heal. Info: email@example.com
*Straight Marriage, Still Questioning. A peer-led support group for the woman in a straight relationship struggling with her sexual orientation. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoga and Reiki
<NEW> Reiki Energy Healing. Fridays, 8/9 & 30. Individual 20-minute Reiki sessions at 11:00 & 11:30am, 12:00 & 12:30pm, Feel refreshed, experience deep relaxation. Enjoy a sense of feeling more centered, of calm and clarity. Light touch to recipient. With Lenea, who is Level 2 certified. Preregistration preferred, not required. To register please contact email@example.com
<NEW> Breathe and Believe Yoga. Mondays, 11am-noon. No experience needed; all are welcome! Preregister by 9am: firstname.lastname@example.org
<NEW> Summer Park Yoga. Wednesday, 8/7, at Dana Park (on Magazine Street), 12.30-1:45pm. Beginners. All women welcome. We'll leave at 12:15pm from the Women’s Center, bringing mats and props. Feel free to meet us at the Park. In case of rain or temperature below 65F we'll practice at the Center! Sign up no later than 9am to ScandiYoga@gmail.com
<NEW> Drop-In Money Management. Mondays, 8/5 & 19, 4:30-6:30pm. Meet one-on-one with certified financial planner Sophie and discuss your money questions and needs. Sign-up will be available day of, on a first come, first serve basis. Questions? Email Sophie for more info on what she can assist with: email@example.com
<NEW> Money Counseling. Money Counseling helps you deal with topics such as debt, budget, savings and credit issues. You’ll receive three private, confidential complimentary sessions with Jennifer, a passionate money facilitator. Learn what steps you can take to create healthy financial habits and move towards financial wellness. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for forms to fill out & return.
Free Tailoring and Mending by Seamstress Amelia. Saturday, 8/17, between 11am & 3pm. Come drop-in to get something fixed up, or learn how to fix it. Info: email@example.com
Trauma Survivors’ Groups
<NEW> INCEST RESOURCES - Summer Meeting for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Friday, 8/16, 6–7:30pm (no one admitted after 6:15pm). Topic: Control. Join the survivor community for connection and discussion while Incest Resources' Group is on summer break. For predictability & safety, the structure/guidelines will be the same, but meeting will be unfacilitated. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trauma Support/Discussion Group. Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present. For topics and more information: https://cwctraumagroup.org or email email@example.com
*<NEW> ED Recovery Group. 4th Mondays (8/26), 6-7:45pm. We are a new peer group for women experiencing disordered eating (including restricting, bingeing, purging, over-exercise, etc.). August topic: Values. We approach recovery from a nonjudgmental, body-positive perspective. Please contact me if you are wondering whether the group would be a good fit for you or for more info: Devyn, feministEDrecovery@gmail.com
<NEW> Health and Wellness Workshops, Mondays, 8/5 & 19. 6-7:30pm. Topics: 8/5: Empowerment in Health. We will discuss strategies on empowerment in our health, as well as what makes us feel empowered. 8/19: Fueling Your Body Positivity: We’ll talk about what positive body image means to us, our hang-ups about our bodies, and how nutrition influences how we feel physically and mentally. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Spanish-English Conversation Exchange. Wednesdays, 1-3pm. Are you an English speaker interested in improving your Spanish? ¿Hablas español y estás interesada en mejorar tu inglés? Info: email@example.com
*Women 65+ Discussion Group. 8/8 (2nd Thursdays), 2-3:30pm. Come for community and discussion on issues we all may face. Topic: How to find help (quickly) when you need it, or before. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meeting. “Ladies, Let’s Talk About It.” Thursdays, 6:30-8pm. Support group for women recovering from drug/alcohol abuse. Info: Neile, 617-953-4878.
<NEW> Women of Color Support Group. Wed., 8/28, 6:30-7:30pm. Join Erica Otero-Vargas, LCSW and woman of color, for supportive discussions on being a woman of color. Upcoming topics will be chosen in meetings Pre-registration suggested, not required. Info/to register: email email@example.com
Fat Babes Support Group will return in September on the 3rd Monday from 6:30pm-7:30pm.
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*Women’s Center Board of Trustees. Wednesday, 8/28, 6-7:30pm. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Open Luncheons at the Women’s Center. 12:30-1:30pm. Tuesday, 8/20 (meat, vegetarian and vegan dishes) and Monday, 8/26 (vegetarian). Meals include yummy desserts! Join us!