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Mission Statement

SandCastles Grief Support Program provides a caring place for children, teens, and their families who have experienced a death. SandCastles offers quality community-based family grief services, which encourage peer support and are enhanced by educational outreach.


SandCastles, a division of Henry Ford Hospice, is a grief support program that offers peer support for children and teens ages 3 to 18 who have experienced a death. Families come together for nurturing and strength as they journey through the world of grief. SandCastles is committed to quality children's bereavement services both within the Henry Ford Health System and the community it serves. As a division of Hospice, SandCastles services are not strictly for Hospice families. Children and teens in the community who have experienced various types of death are eligible to join the SandCastles Program. We provide a safe environment where children can share and be with someone who is going through the same thing that they are. Children and teens are placed into groups by age. A parent/guardian group also meets at that time. Our groups meet twice monthly at each of our seven program sites located in Clinton Township, Detroit, Livonia, Rochester, Southfield, St. Clair Shores, and West Bloomfield. In addition to our year long program, SandCastles also offers an overnight weekend bereavement camp which is usually held once a year in August for children and teens in grades one through twelve.


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Would you recommend SandCastles Grief Support Program?

by Joy O. (December 17, 2009)
My children an I all received support for the loss of my husband and their father in 2005 Thur 2007. While we lived in Michigan. My boys both attended summer camp with Sand Castles, which they loved. I as a parent in group received much support. We have moved back to my home state of Illinois, and I have been lost without Sand Castle ever since. Now as my two children are young teens. And we have experienced a loss of a locale teen, while it see the need for a support group. Sand Castles gave us life again in Michigan. I would like to bring life to this little area of Illiois.