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Welcome to SandCastles!

This is a special place where children and teens can interact with peers who have experienced similar losses.

When someone you love dies, your world abruptly changes. Grief can bring new and complicated feelings, major adjustments to daily life, and so many unanswered questions. It’s a road no one wants to travel, but we don’t have to walk alone.


SandCastles helped me to realize that no matter what happens, I will have someone to talk to about my grief.

Jaden, Age 11

At SandCastles, you will find others on the same path that have experienced a death. Our program serves the community at large, welcoming families with children and teens between the ages of 3 and 18. Together with highly trained staff and volunteers and the fellowship of our participating families, SandCastles creates a safe, caring environment for all to share their grief and support one another.

We offer year-round biweekly support groups at seven site locations: Detroit, Clinton Township, Southfield, Rochester, Livonia, West Bloomfield, and St. Clair Shores.

In addition, SandCastles offers an annual weekend camp and community education. We do not charge for our program services, instead relying on donations and grants so that all families have access to the support they need.


SandCastles has helped my family in the grieving process. Without that support, my family probably would not be together.

Dora, Parent

Whether you are seeking support for yourself, support for someone you love, or the chance to support our community, we hope you find what you need here at SandCastles.

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