The Wendt Center increased intensive services to children and adults by 24% (over last year), helping hundreds more overcome debilitating reactions to grief and trauma.
1,704 intakes were conducted.
1,486 individuals received intensive individual or group therapy. Of these,
- 34% (507) were children
- 32% (478) were crime victims
75% reported reduction of symptoms (depression, PTSD, anxiety)
To overcome significant barriers (transportation, stigma, lack of knowledge, dependence on others, etc.), faced by many of our clients, our services are increasingly provided in community-based settings so that we can better reach those who desperately need us.
1,267 family members and loved ones received crisis intervention, psychoeducation and related support during 571 identifications conducted at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner through our RECOVER program.
- 92% reported feeling supported by our RECOVER clinicians;
- 88% reported they better understand grief and trauma reactions;
- 86% said they would seek mental health services if they needed them.
216 children were served by our Resilient Scholars Project in school-based settings.
161 victims of domestic violence (children and adults) received crisis intervention and related support at the Northwest and Southeast Domestic Violence Intake Centers.
Over 6,000 community members participated at 72 candlelight vigils supported by the Wendt Center.
60% of our clients receive services free-of-charge.
The program has provided our students with a toolkit of coping strategies that are currently supporting them in managing symptoms related to trauma and also ensure their safety later on in life.”
– Social Worker at Democracy Prep Congress Heights on the Resilient Scholars Program
43% of all crime victims seeking mental health services from OVSJG-funded organizations receive these services at the Wendt Center.
– The Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (OVSJG)