Kreamer Resource Center for Families
The Kreamer Resource Center for Families is located on the ground floor near the Gift Shop and Cafeteria. This family resource center was designed with the needs of the family in mind. Children can explore our play area filled with toys and games while parents and caregivers catch up on personal or work related tasks using our computers, printers, fax machine, scanner, and copier. The Resource Center is also a great place to relax and take a break from the bedside, or wait between outpatient appointments.
Resource Center Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
With self-care in mind, families can learn about our parent to parent support programs, POPS (Parents Offering Parents Support) and check out our weekly parent activities offered in our Activity Room. Families will also find health information and tools to help children cope with their illness or being in the hospital.
The Resource center offers an easy check out system to borrow iPads, laptops and new movies on DVD. The Resource Center also offers health information, books to read for enjoyment and a private meeting space. For urgent or after hours needs, families can ask their child life specialist for assistance. For urgent iPad, laptop, book or movie needs when the Resource Center is closed, ask your nurse to call the child life specialists for assistance.
Children’s Mercy Library Services has medical librarians available to provide specific health information to Children's Mercy patients and their families. Make a request for information.
The Handbook for Patients and Families
The Handbook for Patients and Families provides helpful information for you and your family during your time at Children's Mercy.
- Your Visit Home
- Family Support and Resources
- Aftercare Program
- Art Therapy
- Care Management and Coordination
- Child and Family Therapy
- Child Life
- Coping and Relaxation Tips
- Facility Dog Program
- Family Support Fund
- Health Information and Medical Records
- Home Care
- Hospital-Based School
- Interpreters and Sign Language
- In the Community
- Kreamer Resource Center for Families
- Library Services
- Music Therapy
- Nurse Advice Line
- Palliative Care
- Parent Exercise Room
- Patient Advocates and Sharing Your Feedback
- Patient and Family Activities
- Patient Family Advisory Councils
- Resources for Suicide Prevention for Kids and Teens
- Ronald McDonald House and Family Room
- Social Work
- Spiritual Services
- Support Programs
- Teen Boards
- Transition to Adulthood
- What to Expect