The District's children and families are disproportionately exposed to grief, loss, and trauma. They lose mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons, and daughters to breast and prostate cancer, and HIV-AIDS. High rates of incarceration and violent crime make matters worse. Wendt Center clinicians are on-site at over 15 schools and other child-provider locations to reach children who are suffering. They also respond 24/7 to homicide crime scenes to provide counseling to family, friends, and other affected community members and are on-site seven days a week at the DC Chief Medical Examinerís Office to provide immediate counseling and support to those who have come to identify a family member who has died. Over 60% of clients are young, and holistic mental health services and a free therapeutic grief camp are tailored to their needs. Amidst anguish and loss, there can still be hope. Letís make certain of that.
Headquarters: DC-Ward 3
Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; Services are provided on-site in many neighborhoods and schools throughout the District. One additional office is located in SE.
Age Groups Served: Pre-K (3-4); Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+)
Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic
Population(s) Served: All
Awards & Recognition
Member of National Child Traumatic Stress Network
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- The current budget for Wendt Center for Loss and Healing is: $3 million or higher
- $1 million to $3 million
- $500k to $1 million
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