The Women's Center
46 Pleasant Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Telephone: Office: 617-354-6394 -or- Helpline: 617-354-8807
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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; two computer labs; and special offerings for survivors of child sexual abuse. In a comfortable house, women and their children can come in weekdays 10am - 8pm and Saturday 10am - 3pm. Visitors can use a phone, the kitchen (which includes food donations), a library, and more. They provide information, resources, and a referral system, as well as crisis intervention and peer support counseling for women in crisis though a Helpline and in-person at the Center.

Service hours:

M - F: 10am - 8pm; Sat 10am - 3pm

Requirements / Restrictions:

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




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


Red Line: Central Square; Buses: 83, 91, 47, 64, 70, 70A

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