We meet you where you need us.



served 6,139 women in 2018


Cambridge, MA

director of development

Valerie Basnight


The Cambridge Women's Center is the oldest community-based center for women in the United States. Since 1971, they’ve offered a wide variety of free programs, groups and workshops to meet the varied needs of women. Their programming assists women in healing from traumatic experiences, offers women opportunities to support each other, and develop new skills and leadership abilities. They strive to meet the intersecting needs of a broad constituency of women, providing support throughout their healing and at every stage of life. Their goal is to contribute to the empowerment of women and the creation of a just society.


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Get Involved:



VOLUNTEER - volunteers are the backbone of the Cambridge Women's Center Their biggest need for volunteers is in Direct Service, but they also have lots of other ways to get involved



INTERN - interns are critical to the operations of our space. They look for people who are good listeners, take initiative, are willing to help with special projects and cleaning, and have an interest in social justice and women's empowerment. You do not need to be a student to be an intern.



START A GROUP - The Women's Center offers a wide variety of weekly, monthly, and occasional support groups. Some of their 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). Their programming fosters healing, provides support, develops community, and offers information that empowers women to make informed decisions.