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 or gift of time to help a child heal, learn, and grow.
Call 313-874-6881 to learn more.
This front page Detroit Free Prees article features SandCastles and the positive impact it has on the community.
Welcome to SandCastles ...
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. Many more children and families are not aware of our services. Please tell your neighbors, friends and your local schools about SandCastles.
Thank you, Peggy Nielsen, MA, LPC, SandCastles Manager
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.
Camp Erin Detroit is an annual weekend camp held each August for incoming first graders thru recent high school graduates who have experienced the death of someone loved. Camp Erin is filled with traditional, fun camp activities combined with grief education and emotional support. This place where campers can interact and bond with peers who have experienced similar losses.