The following list identifies other residential healing programs serving people whose lives have been touched by cancer. They are not-for-profit organizations that have been inspired by Commonweal’s work and have developed quality programs of their own. Commonweal has offered varying degrees of consultation and training to these organizations. Even though we support their work, thoughtful inquiry should be used to insure that a particular program meets your needs. The Smith Farm Center for the Healing Arts has the most direct connection to Commonweal. Michael Lerner, president of Commonweal, is its co-founder and president. The administration office is in Washington, DC, and their retreat site is in Maryland, making participation more convenient for east coast residents. The wait time for programs tends to be shorter at Smith Farm and the other residential programs.

Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
Smith Farm Cancer Help Program
1632 U Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
Contact: Shanti Norris

Harmony Hill Cancer Retreats
7362 E State Route 106
Union, WA 98592

Callanish Healing Retreats
2277 West 10th Ave
Vancouver, BC Canada V6K 2J1
fax: 604-732-0689

Tapestry Retreat
Dept. of Psychosocial Resources
Tom Baker Cancer Centre
1331 29th St. NW
Calgary, AB Canada T2N 4N2