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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Thriving in the New Normal: Tips for Employers

As employers seek to maintain full business operations while adjusting work schedules/environments, they have quickly realized it is not business as usual. Employees and supervisors may be experiencing increased anxiety and difficulties in productivity as we grieve the loss of life as we knew it. Self-care and resiliency practices can reduce absenteeism and turnover as… read more»

Traversing Trauma in Uncertain Times

As we traverse this new landscape, some will be surprised at their capacity to manage this crisis with calm next steps, while others may find themselves thinking “I thought I had gotten past some of these feelings and sensations.”  Both responses are normal and make sense. A history of trauma can make everything feel like… read more»

We Have an Abundance of Hope

Dear Friends, In my living room is a vase full of white tulips. This bouquet of sun-filled white tulips represent hope to me—something which may feel in short supply in this incredibly challenging time. Yet hope is not in short supply at the Wendt Center. And while the ways in which we are currently delivering… read more»

Camp applications are open!

Camp Forget Me Not - Camp Erin
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 are now open.
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Changing Lives


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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
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Development and Communications Manager
  • 2020 – 2021 Graduate Social Work Internship

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