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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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We’re Hiring!

Open positions include:

  • Director of Finance and Billing
  • Revenue Cycle / Insurance Billing Manager
  • Clinical Supervisor / Child and Adult Grief and Trauma Psychotherapist
  • Full Time Child and Adult Grief and Trauma Psychotherapist
  • SE Office Clinical Coordinator / Child and Adult Grief and Trauma Psychotherapist
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Development and Communications Manager
  • 2020 – 2021 Graduate Social Work Internship

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Camp Forget Me Not/Camp Erin DC is a free, weekend bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 7 to 17 attend a weekend camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. The camp is not designed as a replacement for therapy but as an enjoyable opportunity to explore grief where a child’s self-expression is heard, valued and honored.

Camp Forget-Me-Not/Camp Erin DC will be held on June 26-28, 2020. Applications for campers and volunteers will be available March 1st!
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Camp Forget Me Not - Camp Erin

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In the News

Hold Us Close to Your Heart

We at the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing ask that you hold us close to your heart as we mourn the deaths of two clinicians who dedicated their careers to healing people in their community.       Judy Bowes died Friday, August 30, in Arizona. Judy worked closely with our founder, the Reverend Bill… read more»

Wendt Center Crisis Response in DC Schools

A teacher has died; a student has gone missing. Horrible, unexpected tragedy strikes every day. It disrupts our sense of safety and stability. It can make us feel like a train barreling down the tracks without any way to slow down. When these tragedies occur at school, whole communities are impacted and disrupted. DC schools… read more»

Three Helpful Tips for Grieving While Parenting

In times of great personal loss, it is common for parents and caregivers to need to play two roles, both griever of their own loss and supporter of their child’s loss. In fact, as a child and family therapist at the Wendt Center, Stephanie Handel typically meets with the parents or caregivers first before beginning… read more»