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!

Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to everyone who supported and attended our 44th Anniversary Benefit. We look forward to seeing you again next year!

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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»