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


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!

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Thoughts from a Therapist: Sitting with Pain

by Katherine Hatch, LICSW In our society, we don’t always know how to simply be. We are much better at doing. The ability to be with pain instead of trying to fix it or dismiss it is one of the most healing ways to support someone who is grieving. During my years in home-based hospice… read more»

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»