Since 1997, Brent’s Place (COLORADO) has advanced to become a leader in specialized Safe-Clean housing and support programs tailored specifically for immune-compromised pediatric hematology/oncology patients who, along with their families, have traveled far from home to receive last-resort medical treatments in the Denver area. It is the only facility nation-wide:
- DESIGNEDand maintained to minimize the risk of infection to the patient;
- PROVIDING independent apartments suitable for the entire family together;
- OFFERING long-term housing before, during and after life-saving treatment;
- SUPPORTINGeach member of the resident family with individualized respite activities and programs addressing the many day-to-day challenges they face;
- AT NO COSTto families, offering financial relief in a time of great need.
Brent’s Place is recognized by world-class hospitals in the Rocky Mountain region as the pioneer in the field of comprehensive specialized housing and support for bone marrow transplant recipients. It is the only facility of its kind addressing the special needs of a niche in the oncology/hematology community that would otherwise go un-served. Furthermore, experts in the field have confirmed that the uniquely designed facilities and individually customized support programs are beneficial to long-term patient outcomes. While the physical buildings are designed to protect the fragile health of each patient and support the healing process, the immeasurable value of Brent’s Place is the community created through shared experiences and emotional support that helps relieve the separation and isolation that families face when far away from home. Due to an increasing demand for Brent’s Place’s unique programming, a second facility will be constructed beginning in 2016, doubling to 200 the number of families served each year.
How the Money Will Be Used
In 2016, the TSF Grant Accelerator Award was for $5,500.
In 2015, the TSF Grant Accelerator Award of $7,500 will be used for program costs for “Safe-Clean” housing for immune compromised patients.
In 2014, the TSF Grant Accelerator Award of $7,500 was used for program costs for “Safe-Clean” housing for immune compromised patients.