Upcoming Brooklyn Center child respite center holds dedication ceremony
A soon-to-be-opened child hospice and respite center in Brooklyn Center held a dedication ceremony in anticipation of its opening this fall.
Crescent Cove, a St. Louis Park-based nonprofit dedicated to providing care to children with terminal illnesses, celebrated the transfer of ownership of a Brooklyn Center property once owned by North Memorial as an adult hospice center to itself on May 7. The 6,700-square-foot property, purchased earlier this year from North Memorial, will be made into the first pediatric hospice home in Minnesota history, as well as the third such facility in the entire country.
“We feel like it was a miracle to find this home and this site on this beautiful lake,” said Crescent Cove Executive Director Katie Lindenfelser. “It has all that we need and all that families need to come for short breaks for respite.”
Crescent Cove is still in the process of raising the $5 million needed for the land purchase, as well as the first year’s worth of operating costs. According to Lindenfelser, the nonprofit still needs to raise $2.5 million of its original goal.