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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Health, Homeless & Housing, Patient & Family Support, Temporary Housing

Mission: The mission of the Brent Eley Foundation is to make a difference in the lives of children with cancer and their families…one day at a time.  We do so by providing housing and support services through partnerships in the community.

Target demographics: Pediatric Cancer patients and their families

Geographic areas served: Rocky Mountain Region

Programs: "Safe-Clean" housing for immune compromised children and their families to live in while undergoing treatment for pediatric cancer, genetic disease, and blood disorder

Community Stories

61 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Brent's place helped us out so much in a time of need. My son was having surgery to remove a brain tumor. I had just had a baby via c-section 10 days prior. The staff is so helpful, loving they go above and beyond to help us.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My niece was able to stay at Brent's Place while recovering from a bone marrow transplant. What a wonderful, welcoming, safe, and clean environment! My sister and brother-in-law as well as their other kids were able to stay with my niece, surrounding her with love and support. They were guests over the holidays, and the folks at Brent's Place even provided gifts for the kids. I can't thank the professional, caring staff at Brent's Place enough for all they have done for my family!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My 9-year old grandson, Rylan, was diagnosed with Burkitts Lymphoma back in October 2015 and after extensive chemotherapy treatment in Albuquerque, our home town, it was determined his best chance of beating this disease was with a bone marrow transplant. We were headed to Aurora CO and Children's Hospital there - and were advised that while Rylan received continued treatment and then the much needed transplant, we'd be staying at Brent's Place - a place like none other! Brent's Place offered us not only conveniently located housing and amenities during our stay, but a clean, safe and caring environment! I can only best describe Brent's Place as our home away from home - a place where we had compassionate people to care for us, make things easy for us, take away the most minor to major obstacles, all which allowed us to focus on what was most important - our grandson. Brent's Place Team Members are second to none - each of them are so caring and helpful and put our needs at the top of their list. They went to great lengths to welcome and provide for us: nutritious food (and delivered to our apartment or the hospital !) fully furnished and stocked apartment accommodations, arranging and joining us for much-needed outings for families, and are just "there" for us - for whatever we may need, whether we are running back and forth to the hospital, or finally "home" in the apartment attending follow-up appointments. It's difficult for most to imagine what caring for a child with cancer is like - well, Brent's Place made it much easier! I'd hate to think how we would have done this all without their care and support. Thank you, Brent's Place for taking away our worry and for your caring and never ending goal in doing "whatever you need" in our time of need! This Foundation was built in memory of Brent - and has been cultivated into the most caring group of Caregivers I've ever had the pleasure of getting to know - they are the best at what they do and they go to great lengths in doing anything and everything to support you in the most difficult time of your life. Thank you, Brent's Place. You will always have a special place in our hearts - and we will always look for ways to pay it forward as you have done for us.

1 Denise145

Client Served

Rating: 1

Brent's Place is truly an amazing place! Not only because it was our home away from home for Juan, my family and I. Also because they truly help us families in so many special ways! They help us families in need when we need it the most!!! From employees to volunteers and donors; they all help with open hearts, enthusiasm, dedication and go over and beyond in every single thing and every single minute of the day! My family and I are sooooo grateful to all Brent's Place participants and donors, you all make such a huge impact and we are soooo thankful for each and everyone of you and your families!!! Blessings to all! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

1 Monica84

Client Served

Rating: 5

In August of 2013 we arrived in Denver with our son who was battling cancer, we pulled up to Brent's Place not knowing anybody or even Denver Allen was waiting for us n greeted up so kindly, he showed us around the place gave us our keys showed us our apartment n where everything was n from that day we lived at Brent's Place for almost 10 mobths. The staff is wonderful the place is wonderful they make u feel so welcome n at home it's a beautiful place! We lost our son June of 2014 n moved out the next day but I will never forget Brent's Place n they won't ever forget us, we still receive cards from them, it's wonderful!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My son Justin was going through a bone marrow transplant and we were so lost until we got to Brent's Place. We were so worried where we stay while Justin was in hospital and when he got released but not able to be home. Our home is 444 miles away. The comfort of Brent's Place is amazing. We will also hold a special place in our hearts for Brent's Place e!

1 Jeanie G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Brents place helped us out soooo much with my little girl juliette when we stayed there. We couldn't afford to stay there but they took it upon there selves and found some one that donated money so we could( she had to stay in a sterile environment). She fell in love with every one there. Really nice people and I appriciate every thing they did for us!!!

1 Anna115

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There are so many different ways to get involved. It's obvious that you're making a difference right away. Something as simple as preparing and delivering a dinner makes the families so happy, and the healthy siblings are so grateful for any attention you can give them.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My grandson needed to go thru having a bone marrow transplant. Because we lived more than 50 miles from the hospital we were told that it would be best to stay in Aurora near the hospital until he was better. His mother and he stayed at Brent's place because there was no way we could have afforded to stay any place else. When he was stronger and not having to return to the hospital so often his 2 younger children were able to go and stay with their older brother and mother as there were 2 bedrooms. Brent's place had activities for the younger siblings and some for my grandson who was sick. What a wonderful place. Warm and supporting for the whole family. Thank you Brent's Place and the people who work there and the many volunteers.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Brent's Place is an amazing place. They go above and beyond for there families. We were blessed to have them in our lives.