Respecting Lives Fully Lived
Brent’s Place is the ONLY “Safe-Clean” housing facility approved by Children’s Hospital Colorado for patients with compromised immune systems. Brent’s Place provides a home away from home, a safe haven for these physically, financially, and emotionally vulnerable young families who are dealing with frightening and profound issues.
A Safe-Clean” home, critical for successful recovery, means they require a place free of common viruses, bacteria and germs which can prove fatal while the immune systems recovers.
We at Boulder Creek Neighborhoods are proud to help support children and their families live life to the fullest.
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How Boulder Creek Neighborhoods Support Brent's Place
Safe Clean Living
Boulder Creek Neighborhood’s mission is to respect lives fully lived – for our homeowners and for our community. Boulder Creek donates one day of “Safe Clean Living” to Brent’s Place for each home we close.Donate to Brent's Place Today
The History of Brent’s Place
- The Brent Eley Foundation was established in 1997 by Donn and Linda Eley, as a tribute to their son Brent who passed away in 1987 at the age of 14 after battling Rhabdomyosarcoma – a rare, aggressive type of cancer.
- The Eley family had to travel to Iowa City more than 700 miles away from their home, family and friends for Brent’s bone marrow transplant. They Eley family had to navigate doctor appointments, an unfamiliar place and very limited housing options without their support network.
- Although Brent spent the majority of his 160 day stay in the hospital while his parents coordinated his care from an apartment they rented nearby, they recognized a critical need for “Safe-Clean” housing for families in their same position.
- The Eley family returned to Denver without Brent but with the awareness of how to make a practical and critical difference in the lives of children and their families facing similar challenges.
- The Brent Eley Foundation opened the first Brent’s Place in 1998 as a home away from home, suitable for pediatric patients to recover from bone marrow transplantation while living with their families.
- In 2009, Brent’s Place opened a state-of-the-art facility, just blocks from Children’s Hospital Colorado and continues to be the pioneer of “Safe-Clean” housing for pediatric cancer patients and their families.