The Sandcastles Program was specifically designed to assist children and youth ages 6 to 17 who are coping with their parent’s divorce. As a nationally recognized program, Sandcastles has helped countless children through the emotional difficulties associated with divorce. The program provides a safe and supportive environment where children and youth can develop skills to cope with their feelings.

  • Participants engage in small, interactive groups with peers their own age who are also experiencing divorce
  • Includes children 6-17 whose parents have divorce proceedings in La Crosse County as well as voluntary referrals
  • Participants view problems differently and create coping strategies and solution-oriented skills that lend to life changes related and unrelated to divorce
  • Last 15 minutes includes the children’s parents and focuses on improving communication

Once your child(ren) are registered you will be mailed a confirmation, then one week prior to the class you will receive details with the times your child(ren)’s sessions will begin and what time parent(s) will need to join. 

To Register complete registration form located in the Sandcastles brochure or on our website and mail or drop off form AND fee to Family & Children’s Center, 1707 Main Street, La Crosse, WI 54601

2016 Dates

  • Saturday, December 3

*Times may vary slightly from month to month; paperwork is mailed 1 week prior to the class with exact times for each group. Class is approximately 8:30am-12:00pm

2017 Dates

  • Saturday, February 4th
  • Saturday, April 1st
  • Saturday, June 3rd
  • Saturday, August 5th  
  • Saturday, October 7th  
  • Saturday, December 2nd

For more information, contact Amanda Jalensky at 608-785-0001 ext. 312 or by email at