Life-affirming care and comfort for children and their families

Our COVID-19 Response: George Mark Children’s House remains open for patients — Respite Care, End of Life Care, and Transitional Care — and our entire team has received COVID-19 vaccinations. Read more


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George Mark Children's 2020 Annual Report House
George Mark Children's 2020 Annual Report House
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Kathy Hull at George Mark Children's House
Shekinah Eliassen New CEO

George Mark Welcomes New CEO Shekinah Eliassen

Annual Report 2021
Families – 1

“Coming to the house provided us with peace, comfort, support and lots of love, not only for my son, but also for my husband and me.”

Tarassa, Parent

How You Can Help

“I was moved by my visit to George Mark. As soon as I walked through the door, I felt at home. The more I saw, the more I wanted to help.”

Donor

Kathy Hull

“We are a place where kids can be kids and families can be families.”

Dr. Kathy Hull, Founder

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The Hummingbird Hill Garden Parties: A Huge Success!

The Garden Parties were a lovely gathering and a tremendous success.  They were a fun three days at George Mark and we are so thrilled to share photos of the events.

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GMCH CEO Shekinah Eliassen

Honoring Linda Ashcraft Hudak in Her Retirement

After seven years, our Chief Executive Officer, Linda Ashcraft-Hudak is retiring.  We are grateful for her transformative and steady leadership. After thorough succession planning and a comprehensive search process, the Board of Directors is pleased to announce Shekinah Eliassen as our new CEO to lead the George Mark Children’s House.

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GMCH Virtual West Coast Summit

Experience Our Summit Virtually

The edited session recordings from our two-day West Coast Summit in March are now available at the Recorded/Virtual rate of $250. Register and earn up to 25 Continuing Education Units through our partner, Stanford Center for Continuing Medical Education.

See Details and Register

George Mark Children’s House exterior

Take Our Virtual Tour

While in-person visits are limited, step inside George Mark Children’s House virtually to experience our beautiful home and learn about the valuable care we provide. (Video also translated in Spanish and Mandarin)

GMCH Virtual Tour – English

George Mark is designed to allow a family to just be a family, by providing support at one of the most difficult times in a family’s life.

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Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Among our core values, George Mark embraces the differences across our staff, volunteers, patients, families, and all other stakeholders, which we believe makes us a stronger, more caring organization.

Read more in our Mission, Vision, and Values

News & Events

Read about our upcoming events and explore our other news and events pages.

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Watch Our Founder’s TEDtalk

To honor and celebrate young lives cut short, Kathy Hull founded the first freestanding pediatric palliative care facility in the United States, the George Mark Children’s House. Its mission: to give terminally ill children and their families a peaceful place to say goodbye. She shares stories brimming with wisdom, joy, imagination and heartbreaking loss.

Watch the video

GMCH CEO Shekinah Eliassen

Honoring Linda Ashcraft Hudak in Her Retirement

After seven years, our Chief Executive Officer, Linda Ashcraft-Hudak is retiring.  We are grateful for her transformative and steady leadership. After thorough succession planning and a comprehensive search process, the Board of Directors is pleased to announce Shekinah Eliassen as our new CEO to lead the George Mark Children’s House.

Read News Release