Mission

Crescent Cove offers care and support to kids and young adults with a shortened life-expectancy, and to their families who love them.

We are committed to offering our facility and services to children and families at no cost. 

A Place of Respite for Kids & Families

The first of its kind in the Midwest and the third in the United States

Crescent Cove is opening a children’s respite and hospice home in fall 2017 on Twin Lakes in Brooklyn Center, MN. The home will provide short, respite breaks for children with life-threatening conditions and their families, and an option beyond the hospital or home environment for compassionate, end-of-life care.

Kids and young adults, 0-21 years old, will be able to stay at Crescent Cove in one of six bedrooms for respite stays and, as needed, a sacred place at the end-of-life. Along with therapy rooms and recreational space, a family suite will be available so that families may stay together while enjoying a temporary get-away from the constant demands of care giving. Nursing professionals, trained in pediatric palliative care, will be on-site to provide daily care, meals, pain and symptom control, and Crescent Cove has a network of therapists to engage kids through music, art, or pet therapy, healing touch, spiritual care and hydrotherapy. 

Did you Know?

  • Thousands of children and young adults in Minnesota have a life-threatening condition.
  • Over 700 children die each year in Minnesota, nearly half of those children could potentially benefit from a children’s hospice home.
  • In metro areas around the United States, there are over 4,700 hospice homes for adults, but only a handful that are being built and designed just for children and their unique needs.
  • Only TWO dedicated respite and hospice homes for children exist in the entire United States; one in California and one in Arizona, with Crescent Cove being the third. Yet there are currently over 50 children’s hospice homes offering palliative care in the United Kingdom, several in Canada, two in Australia and many others around the world.
  • Most children living with life-threatening conditions who need palliative care have difficulty accessing support, which can result in unnecessary pain and suffering and excruciating strains on families and communities.

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