Children's Hospital Colorado

The Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado provides a home-away-from-home for parents and guardians while a child is in the hospital. Located on the second floor of our hospital on Anschutz Medical Campus, between the Outpatient Pavilion and Conference Center, the private space serves as a respite area where families can relax and recharge.

A sanctuary for mindfulness and emotional health

Within the Family Resource Center, families can disconnect from the stress of their child’s medical experience in a space designed just for them. The Center includes a reception area, business center, kitchen and dining area, laundry facilities and a relaxation room with a TV. You can also reserve private respite rooms with the comfortable amenities of home.

Complimentary respite rooms to catch up on rest

We understand that taking care of a sick child is hard on the whole family, and everyone does better with rest. That’s why our Family Resource Center includes six private respite rooms (based on availability) for parents and guardians.

Each respite room is available on a first-come, first-served basis and includes:

  • A queen-size bed
  • A flat-screen TV
  • Luggage storage and a locker for personal items
  • A comfortable bedroom-like feel with artwork, plush linens and hotel-quality toiletries

Access to guest and family services, plus our hospital Welcome Program

The Family Resource Center also serves as a hub for family support services, including our Welcome Program and special holiday activities.

Guest services

Our team in the Family Resource Center is committed to providing a welcoming experience for all guests. Our complimentary guest services include:

  • Hospital tours and help finding your way around the hospital
  • Assistance arranging short- and long-term accommodations at facilities like the Ronald McDonald House, Brent’s Place and nearby hotels
  • Communication for all patient/family events within the hospital
  • A concierge service for patients and families
  • Complimentary and discounted attraction tickets
  • Special family-focused events such as birthday parties, graduations, and more
  • A complimentary notary service
  • Daily continental breakfast (coming soon)

Family support services

At the Family Resource Center, we’re also here to support your family with:

  • Coordinating on-site short-term accommodations, including the family respite rooms in the Family Resource Center, plus nine others throughout the hospital
  • Helping with basic needs, in partnership with clinical social work
  • Assistance with food, clothing and toiletries
  • Transportation assistance for bus/light rail passes, airport shuttles and more
  • Assistance activating MyChart accounts and accessing patient education class schedules
  • Referrals to other hospital support services
  • Access to a reference list of community-based services and support

Additional family support services within our hospital include:

  • A Family Health Library designed for patients and families
  • A Safety Store where you can shop for a variety of products to help keep kids safe and ask our safety experts questions about child safety
  • A Family Learning Center that offers family education classes on a variety of child health topics, as well as support groups
  • A Creative Play Center that is a free and safe area for brothers and sisters while a sibling is in the hospital


Family Resource Center hours of operation

The Family Resource Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Guest services, family support and the Welcome Program is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

We are located on the second floor of the hospital between the Outpatient Pavilion and the Conference Center, near the piano overlooking the atrium.

Contact us

For more information, please call 720-777-5329 or email FamilyResourceCenter@ChildrensColorado.org.

If you would like to learn more about making a donation to the Family Resource Center, please call 720-777-1700 or email us at FamilyGiving@ChildrensColoradoFoundation.org.


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