Yesterday, April 10, 2014, the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing was honored on Capitol Hill as part of the DC Crisis Response Team by the Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus for its work in the aftermath of the Navy Yard shootings.
Click here to review the Center’s involvement in the September 2013 tragedy
Executive Director Michelle Palmer holds the award presented by the Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus. Several Wendt Center staff involved in the Navy Yard response attended the ceremony, including Stephanie Handel, Jeremy Hube, Chelsea Benitz, and Susan Pitler.
Congressional awards were presented by Congressmen Jim Costa and Ted Poe to only 7 individuals and groups from around the country for their outstanding work in the field of victim’s rights.
Melissa Hook, Director, DC Office of Victim Services, accepts award on behald of the DC Crises Response Team from Congressmen Poe and Costa.