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 July 2019
Artistic Expression and Creativity
<NEW> Art Journaling Workshop. Sat., 7/20, 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, 1:30--4:30pm. Work on your own project. Materials available. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Feminist Book Club. Monday 7/1, 7-8pm. We discuss books through the lens of feminism and our own experiences. Today’s book: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin. Info: Ellis, email@example.com
<NEW> Sassy Crafts. Tuesday, 7/30, 6-7pm, A new monthly group. Come make fun and easy crafts for the home or for gifts. (flower pen vases, wire jewelry, decorated bottles, lamps, etc. All materials provided. Info: Meme, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sewing Group. Thursdays (not 7/4), 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 (not 7/4), 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, 7/16 & 30, 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
LGBTQ+ Support & Discussion Groups
*Bay State Butches. Friday, 7/5 (1st Fridays), 6:30-8pm. Tonight Sue Katz will read from her books. Join other butch lesbians to socialize with and support one another and talk about our experiences! Info: Lane, firstname.lastname@example.org
*Lesbian and Bi Women’s Discussion Group. Friday, 7/19 (3rd Fridays), 6-7:30pm. Topic: Self-care. Inclusive group for women attracted to women. Info: email@example.com
*Reconciling Support Group. Friday, 7/26 (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: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Straight Marriage, Still Questioning. A peer-led support group for the woman in a straight relationship struggling with her sexual orientation. Info: email@example.com
Yoga and Reiki
<NEW> Reiki Energy Healing. Fridays, 11am-1pm. 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, Level 2 certified. Preregistration preferred, not required. To register please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
<NEW> Breathe and Believe Yoga. Mondays (starting 7/8), 11am-noon. No experience needed/all are welcome! Preregister by 9am: email@example.com
<NEW> Flow and Restore Yoga. Tuesdays, 6-7pm. Power up and power down in this class that refreshes the body and mind. All levels welcome. Led by Stephanie, certified yoga teacher. Pre-register by 4pm at firstname.lastname@example.org
<NEW> Summer Park Yoga. Wednesdays, July 24 & 31, at Dana Park (on Magazine Street), 12.30-1:45pm. Beginners. All women welcome. We'll leave 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 65 we'll practice at the Center! Sign up no later than 9am to ScandiYoga@gmail.com
<NEW> Drop-In Money Management. Mondays, 7/8 & 22, 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, and will be a first come, first serve basis. Email Sophie for more info on what she can assist with: email@example.com
<NEW> Money Counseling. Get help dealing with debt, budget, savings, credit issues and more. You’ll receive 3 private, confidential complimentary sessions with Jennifer, a passionate Money facilitator. Registration process: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for forms, fill them out, and email them back to us.
Trauma Survivors’ Groups
<NEW> Incest Resources’ Summer Meeting for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Friday, 7/19, 6–7:30pm. (no one admitted after 6:15pm). Topic: Trust and Safety. Join the survivor community for connection, support, and discussion while Incest Resources' Group is on summer break. For predictability and safety, the structure and guidelines will be the same, but the meeting will be unfacilitated. Info: email@example.com
Trauma Support/Discussion Group. Thursdays (not 7/4), 6:30-7:30pm. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past & present. Topics, more info: http://cwctraumagroup.org/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
<NEW> Aging and Sex. Monday 7/8, 6-8pm. Join sex educator Alex for a workshop for folks who are navigating sexuality while aging. Alex will cover product recommendations, positions, communication pointers around changes in desire, and fun tips to spice things up! All ages and sexualities are welcome. Info: email@example.com
<NEW> Health and Wellness Support Group. Mondays, 7/8 & 22, 6-7:30pm. A group for women to discuss and support one another in their goals around nutrition, exercise, and body image. Together, we'll discuss how to fuel your mind, body and soul through health, wellness, and community support. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Fat Babes: A Body Positive Support Group. Monday 7/5 (3rd Mondays), 6:30-8pm. Topic: Dating and Relationships. Join us as we talk about being fat-identified women in this world. A collaborative group, where we all participate in leading discussions/activities to support each other. Questions? Email email@example.com
<NEW> Let's Talk About It: Race & how it impacts me. Tuesday, 7/23, 1pm-2pm. We’ll explore the differences and similarities between race, ethnicity, & nationality, and talk about how each has impacted our lives. 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. 6/13 (2nd Thursdays), 2-3:30pm. Come for discussion on issues we face. Topic: Personal worries and what keeps us going. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meeting. “Ladies, Let’s Talk About It.” Thursdays (not 7/4), 6:30-8pm. Support group for women recovering from drug/alcohol abuse. Info: Neile, 617-953-4878.
<NEW> Women of Color Support Group. Wed 7/24, 6:30-7:30pm. Join LCSW & WOC Erica Otero-Vargas for supportive discussions on being a WOC. Upcoming topics will be chosen in the meetings - we want to hear from you! Pre-registration suggested, not required. Info and to register: email email@example.com
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*Women’s Center Board of Trustees. Wednesday, 7/24, 6-7:30pm. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Open Luncheons at the Women’s Center. 12:30-1:30pm. Tuesday, 7/16 (meat, vegetarian & vegan dishes) and Monday, 7/22 (vegetarian). Meals include yummy desserts! Join us!