• Help for children impacted by trauma and grief
  • Help for families struggling with grief
  • Bereavement Support Services
  • Crises Response
  • Grief and Trauma Counseling


With nationally recognized expertise, the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing is a premier resource for restoring hope and healthy functioning to adults, teens and children who are coping with grief, loss and trauma in the Greater Washington region.

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In this Minute Monologue series, hear the voices of our supporters, clients, staff, and leadership.
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In the News

Save the Dates for Camp!

Save the dates! Camp-Forget-Me-Not/Camp Erin DC will take place June 23-25, 2017. Camp is a free, three-day sleep-away grief camp for Washington, DC area children and youth ages 7-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one. Love, laughter, learning and leisure are the needs of all children, especially those who have recently experienced… read more»

Wendt Center ED Published

Michelle Palmer, Wendt Center’s Executive Director, recently published her article, “Understanding and Supporting Grieving Adolescents and Young Adults,” in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing. What are the ways grief commonly presents itself in youth and young adults and how can caregivers provide age-appropriate support? Researching and teaching about the impact of grief is vital to… read more»

Voices of Now Application Open

The Wendt Center in partnership with Arena Stage is entering its 5th season of the Voices of Now Program. This phenomenal program invites young people (12-18) who have experienced a death-related loss to come together under the leadership of Arena Stage’s artistic team and a Wendt Center therapist. Ensemble members work together to share their… read more»