Crescent Cove (formerly Children’s Lighthouse of MN) was founded by Katie Lindenfelser in 2009 based on her experiences as a Music Therapist working with hospitalized and home-care pediatric patients. Dismayed by the lack of supportive services for children at the end-of-life, and the existence of homes like this in other countries, Katie felt compelled to establish a center of specialized care that could better meet kids' needs.
Today, there are more than 9,000 children living with a life-threatening condition in Minnesota alone. These children and their families have limited resources, both materially and financially, to face the very complex and diverse demands that their health conditions present. This is especially true at the end-of-life when specialized, supportive care is needed to help families navigate their way through heightened spiritual and emotional questions and physical needs. Unfortunately, though abundant in the Minnesota area, adult hospice programs are not equipped to manage these specialized challenges and often, regrettably, must turn these families away from service during a sensitive and vulnerable time when the support of hospice is needed the most.
St. Croix Hospice employees will be taking part in a number of team fundraising initiatives over the coming months including the Twin Cities Marathon this fall. More than 50 staff members, family, and friends are planning to run in one of the marathon weekend events on behalf of this mission.