What We Do
Bi-weekly peer support groups for youth ages 3-18 and their parent/guardian who have experienced the death of a loved one.
An annual weekend experience for bereaved children and teens held each August to emphasize team building and peer support.
We are available for individuals and groups interested in education on children’s bereavement.
Get to Know Us
SandCastles in Numbers
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Quality Grief Support
SandCastles offers grief support to children, teens, and families who have experienced the death of a loved one. SandCastles works as a preventative program to help children and teens learn how to grieve and cope with their loss in a constructive way. Expressing thoughts and emotions in a healthy way builds self-esteem in children and strengthens their ability to make positive life choices now and as adults.
SandCastles helped me to realize that no matter that happens, I will have someone to talk to about my grief.Jaden, age 11
SandCastles has helped my family in the grieving process. Without that support, my family probably would not be together.Dora, parent
Resources for Families & Professionals
Our Recent Posts
- Explaining Death to ChildrenIf we are born, we must die, but that doesn’t make either of those easy. Death, although a natural consequence to life, is so much more than just the physical components of the body dying. People’s lives impact us and if we are old enough to love, we are old enough to grieve. When we … Continue reading Welcome to SandCastles!Read more
- Joy SeekersWhen asked to offer some support to our families in the face of our recent pandemic, I immediately went to the idea of “JOY.” WHY? Because it is so the opposite of what we might be feeling right now, especially with the added loss of a loved one in our lives. I have often been … Continue reading Welcome to SandCastles!Read more
- Ways to Connect Virtually with Family and FriendsI turned the news on Monday morning and listened silently as the Michigan governor made the decision to shut down all non-essential businesses for the safety of the public. In the blink of an eye, I felt my world shrink down to 1,100 square feet. And the anxiety began to creep in… But, I sat … Continue reading Welcome to SandCastles!Read more