Office: (617) 354-6394
Helpline: (617) 354-8807
The Cambridge Women’s Center
Founded in 1971, following a women’s movement building takeover, the Cambridge Women’s Center has been developing innovative programs and services for women of all backgrounds for 48+ years. We offer all of our programs and services completely free of charge! We are the oldest community-based center for women in the United States and are excited to see what we can accomplish in the next half-century! Read more about the history of the Cambridge Women’s Center here.
The Cambridge Women's Center provides a supportive community space for all women by offering opportunities for empowerment, learning, healing, trauma support, and understanding.
The Women's Center achieves its mission by providing the following services:
Drop-in day shelter program providing a safe space for all who identify as women;
In-person and telephone helpline offering emotional support and resource referrals on topics such as homelessness, poverty, domestic violence, sexual abuse, substance use, mental health, and trauma;
Informational resources on housing, employment, legal services and more;
Material assistance, including free food, clothing and Computer Lab access;
Free classes, workshops and groups, (20+ each month) including creative arts, trauma support, financial planning, LGBTQ+ support, English-Spanish conversation, wellness and self-help, and much more!