The Cambridge Women’s Center

Filed Under: Domestic Violence, Hotlines, Housing, Legal, Physical and Mental Health, Women
46 Pleasant Street
Cambridge, ma 02139
Office: 617-354-6394
Helpline: 617-354-8807

The Women’s Center offers extensive FREE services to women. They provide direct services in a number of areas and will help point women to other local programs if needed. They have a wide array of support groups, classes, and workshops, and two computer labs in a large comfortable house. Pre-COVID women and their children could come in 10am-8pm weekdays and 10am-3pm Saturdays. They could use a phone, the kitchen, which includes food donations, a library, and more. They offer an extensive information, resources, and referral system, as well as provide crisis intervention and peer support counseling for women in crisis though a Helpline and in-person at the Center. The population using the center is very diverse, and includes many experiencing homelessness, women of color, trauma survivors, of different ages and backgrounds. Participant’s confidentiality is respected and they are not subjected to intake questioning.

Currently drop-in hours are restricted and takes place at the front door and in the backyard. Offerings include: take out food and other material goods, laptop use with internet access and printing, resource referrals, emotional support, and connection to a caring and supportive community. Check the website for the specific hours.

Service hours

Pre-COVID: M - F: 10am - 8pm; Sat 10am - 3pm
Check website for current hours

Requirements & Restrictions

The Center is for women, and those who identify as women, and children (boys up to 14 years accompanied by mother or caretaker).


English; volunteers speak other languages as well, and they have a Spanish/English language exchange and an ESL class.


While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting.

Last updated January 27, 2021


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