SandCastles Needs Volunteers to Provide Grief Support to Children

October 26, 2019
Smiling Children

DETROIT— If you could put a smile on the face of a grieving child, would you?

For more than 20 years, SandCastles, part of Henry Ford Hospice, has provided children ages, 3 to 18 and their families who have experienced a death of a loved one, a safe place for them to grieve and bond with others.

Just a few hours a couple of times a month can make a meaningful difference in the lives of children trying to manage and cope with the fact that someone they love and who loved them is no longer there to talk with them, make them smile, encourage, love and nurture them.

Unfortunately, the number of children and families seeking support from SandCastles following the death of a loved one is on the rise.

If you’ve been thinking about how you might give back and help others, the Sandcastles Grief Support program could benefit from your willingness to share your time to lift the spirits of children that have had their lives shattered by grief, often times suddenly.

Learn about the program and volunteer roles at an upcoming orientation.

Both orientation and volunteer training will be held at Henry Ford Hospice located at 17333 Federal Dr. Suite 260 Allen Park, MI 48101.

Orientation will be held 6-7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Training will be held:
5:30 – 9:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11
5:30 – 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13
5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, TB test only
5:30 – 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20.
All sessions must be attended.

SandCastles’ year-round programs are held in Detroit (New Center), Clinton Township, Livonia, Rochester, Southfield, St. Clair Shores, and West Bloomfield.

To register or for more information, please call, 313.771.7005.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Synthia Bryant / sbryant3@hfhs.org / 313.874.4036