Crescent Cove Awarded $50,000 Grant by the Minnesota Wild Foundation
Support for care and services needed by children facing shortened life expectancy
Minneapolis (June 27, 2016) — Crescent Cove, a non-profit whose mission is to support children who face a shortened life expectancy and their families, today announced a $50,000 grant from the Minnesota Wild Foundation.
The grant will help Crescent Cove provide the special services needed by families facing one of life’s most difficult journeys, even as the non-profit raises funds to build the Midwest’s first residential hospice and respite center specifically for young people.
“The gift from the Minnesota Wild provides a tremendous boost to our ability to connect families with services and ease the challenges they face,” said Katie Lindenfelser, founder of Crescent Cove. “It enables us to continue to meet the need for care before we are able to deliver it from our own dedicated children’s hospice and respite care home.”
“The foundation is pleased to support Crescent Cove in their mission to provide children with the necessities to face the challenges they will endure. The Foundation’s goal is to improve Minnesota families and we see Crescent Cove doing just that at an extraordinarily difficult time for families in the State of Hockey.” said Executive Director Rachel Schuldt.
The grant will enable Crescent Cove to help families cover the costs of such services as massage therapy, healing touch, reflexology, music therapy, spiritual care, counseling and creative arts, as well as respite time at retreat centers with other families facing similar challenges.
Currently, few of Minnesota’s 82 licensed or certified hospice programs specialize in pediatric hospice care. Each year thousands of Minnesota children and their families lack the specialized physical, spiritual and emotional services that can be of most benefit at the end of-life.
Crescent Cove is raising funds to build a hospice and respite care center in the Twin Cities area and to cover the first two years of operational expenses. The building will provide space designed specifically for the needs of children facing shortened life spans for medical care and comfort therapies, such as massage and music therapy, as well as emotional and spiritual support. They recently had legislation passed by the state of Minnesota so that ‘children and young adults’ are included within the Residential Hospice License. This is a necessary step towards building a reimbursement model to sustain the home.
About Crescent Cove
Twin-Cities-based Crescent Cove offers child- and family-focused respite and end-of-life care to children with a shortened life expectancy. It is currently raising close to $12 million in funds to build the Midwest’s first hospice care and respite center for these children and their families. Meanwhile, it is providing support to help connect children and families in need with community services that can support them. Children’s hospice and respite care homes around the world are primarily funded by community philanthropy. Crescent Cove is a non-profit 501(c)(3). For info, please visit CrescentCove.org.
About the MN Wild Foundation
The Minnesota Wild Foundation exists to support the game of hockey and improve the lives of families
in the State of Hockey. Since its inception in 2000, the Minnesota Wild has invested more than $12 million dollars back into the community through donations and service. For more information please visit wild.com/foundation.
Contact: Kathryn Lindenfelser, Founder, Crescent Cove, 952-426-4711, firstname.lastname@example.org