Cambridge Women’s Center

Filed Under: Women, Housing, Domestic Violence, Physical and Mental Health, Legal
25 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, ma 02138
Office: 617-354-6394

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 are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Offerings include:

  • At the front door: take out food and other material goods
  • Inside (currently limited to 8 masked participants) computer use and assistance with internet access and printing, fax and phone use, resource referrals, emotional support, and connection to a caring and supportive community

Check the website for the specific hours

Service hours

Currently open 3-8pm Tuesdays, and noon-5pm Thursdays and Saturdays. Check website for current hours.
The helpline is currently closed.

Requirements & Restrictions

The Cambridge Women’s Center is a physical and digital community space open to anyone for whom woman is a meaningful identifier or lived experience. It is also open to children (including boys up to 14 years accompanied by mother or caretaker).

Participants are signed in at the front door (front name or pseudonym). There is no formal intake process, and no personal information is required or requested.


English; volunteers speak other languages as well, and there is a free Spanish/English Conversation Exchange Zoom group 1-2:30pm on Wednesdays.


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 12, 2023


Agency information may have changed due to COVID-19. Please contact individual agencies to double-check their information.