• Bereavement Support Services
  • Help for families struggling with grief
  • Crises Response
  • Help for children impacted by trauma and grief
  • 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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Thank you for joining us for our 43rd Anniversary Gala.

Thank you to everyone who supported and joined us for our 43rd Anniversary Gala on Thursday, November 15, 2018.  See you next year!

In the News

Photo of Mandu’s banchan (or panchan) by Darrow Montgomery

D.C. Restaurant Pros Unveil What Cultures Around The World Eat When Someone Dies

By Laura Hayes Full Article Here. Chances are good that you already know what food will be served at your funeral. That’s because there’s comfort in the familiarity of passed-down traditions. The presence of specific foods and drinks is the common denominator at wakes and funerals across various cultures. There’s a somewhat scientific reason why food… read more»

Voices of Now 2019

The Wendt Center is incredibly excited to share with you that 2019 will be the 7th year of collaboration between the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing and Arena Stage for the Voices of Now Program. We are accepting applications now for this year’s teen grief ensemble! Applicants must be 13-18 years old and have… read more»