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"Remember a time … feeling as though a train has roared through your heart, splitting it into a million pieces. Feeling as though happiness is a complete luxury that you will never be able to afford again, when everything that you breathe, feel, sleep, dream and think is grief and pain. It covers you like a shroud … it invades your lungs and your brain and your bones and your joints. It makes you feel completely alone. And suddenly you see a break in the bleakness, almost like sunshine, or you hear a small peaceful song … that is my definition of the Wendt Center and their staff."

—Wendt Center Client

Welcome

With nationally recognized expertise in grief, trauma and mental health, the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing helps adults and children in the Greater Washington region rebuild a sense of safety and hope after experiencing a loss, life-threatening illness, violence or other trauma.

The Wendt Center is a premier resource for restoring hope and healthy functioning to adults, teens and children who are coping with grief, loss and trauma. We provide mental health counseling, training and education, crisis response and case management services to ease the impact of illness, loss, and traumatic events. We respect individuals and their experiences, understand the pain of loss and trauma, and support people in their healing journey.

The Wendt Center understands the need to reach out for help when the stress associated with illness, traumatic events or life threatening illness is overwhelming. We also understand that not everyone has the means to pursue professional or peer assistance and people often feel lost among the countless support options now available. We have created this web site in an attempt to provide useful, practical and accessible information for those interested in learning more about the process of healing.

 

Navy Yard Victim Witness Response Line

In response to the mass tragedy at the Washington Navy Yard, Mayor Vincent Gray has established a Navy Yard Victim Assistance Response Line.  The Navy Yard Victim Witness Response Line is 1-866.962.5048. 

 

Save the Date

2014 Annual Benefit

November 12, 2014

Four Seasons Hotel

Mitch Albom to be the 2014 Benefit Keynote Speaker. To learn more click here.

 


2014 Annual Butterfly Release

Barbara Harrison, Longtime NBC

4 News Anchor, emceed our

Annual Butterfly Release on

Saturday, September 20, 2014.

Click here to view slideshow

 

 

2014 Camp Reunion at Nationals Stadium

The 2014 Camp Forget-Me-Not/Camp Erin - campers and their families attended the Nats VS Phillies Game, on Saturday, September 6, 2014. 

Click here to view slideshow

 

Camp Erin film, "One Last Hug"

Wins Emmy

The Moyer Foundation produced an Emmy-Award winning documentary about children's grief camps: "One Last Hug: Three Days at Grief Camp." Camp Forget-Me-Not/Camp Erin DC is a part of the Moyer-funded network of camps.  The film is available via HBO GO. Click here to see the trailer.

 

Employment Opportunities

 

News and Events

Wendt Center Honored on Capitol Hill

 

Wendt Center is honored on Capitol Hill by Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus as part of the DC Crisis Response Team for its work in the aftermath of the Navy Yard shootings.  Click here to learn more..

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Wendt Center selected as "one
of the best small charities in the Washington DC Region" by 2013/2014 Catalogue for Philanthropy.

What It's Like to be a Grief Counselor

Click here to hear Rashida Clegg, LICSW talk with a reporter from the Washington Post about being a counselor at the Wendt Center's Southeast Office. 

United Way and CFC Campaigns

The Wendt Center is one of the charities you can designate if you participate in the annual United Way Campaign.

Our agency code is #8345 and CFC Code is #17145.

Thank you for remembering us!