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We do not charge families for our services. We are 100% dependent on donations and grants. We fundraise year-round to cover the costs of running our programs and annual camp in August. Please consider a financial donation, supply donation or gift of time to help a child heal, learn, and grow.

Call 313-874-6881 to learn more.


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Welcome to SandCastles: A special place where children can interact with peers who have experienced similar losses

Thank you for your interest in SandCastles Grief Support Program. We are proud to be a part of Henry Ford Hospice, we are open to the community at large, to help children and their families grieving the death of someone loved. SandCastles offers year round grief support groups at no charge to families. Right now, more than 450 children and adults are participating in our SandCastles program. SandCastles provides a caring place for children, teens and their families who have experienced a death, to share their loss and journey through grief in a safe and supportive environment. SandCastles offers grief support groups, an annual weekend camp and community education and awareness. Please tell your neighbors, friends and your local schools about SandCastles as many more children and families are not aware of our services.

Thank you, Peggy Nielsen, MA, LPC, SandCastles Manager