Covenant Children's Hospital opens new space for families - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Covenant Children's Hospital opens new space for families

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

A new space at Covenant Children's Hospital is now open for families dealing with difficult times.

The Creative Homes Family Resource Center provides a space for families to go while their children are being treated.

Organizers held a ribbon cutting Thursday. The center is designed to give a home-like feel, with spaces for prayer and computers for research and keeping up with family and friends.

Val Cooper is the owner of Creative Homes. He and his wife Caley say the center holds a special place in their hearts.

"We experienced this 10 years go. I remember walking up and down the hallways, empty, long hallways with a preemie that was down to 2 pounds 11 ounces, so it touched our heart," Val said.

"It was very scary. We had our daughter here. The Covenant staff was very supportive of us, but we didn't have anywhere to go. For someone to be able to step away, I think, and just dealing with everything that children are going through here, is just an awesome opportunity," Caley said.

"Those days of those empty, long hallways are over for future families," Val said.

The resource center is located on the third floor of the hospital.

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