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

a child outdoors at George Mark Children's House
a child outdoors at George Mark Children's House
a child outdoors at George Mark Children's House
a child outdoors at George Mark Children's House
George Mark Children's 2020 Annual Report House
a child outdoors at George Mark Children's House
a bedroom at George Mark Children's House
Kathy Hull at George Mark Children's House
George Mark Children's 2020 Annual Report House
George Mark Children's 2020 Annual Report House
The Hummingbird Project
The Hummingbird Project
George Mark Children's House - Cancer Respite Care Program

The Hummingbird Project

Family Hummingbird Moments

“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

Annual Report 2022
2023 Hummingbird Hill Garden Gala

2023 Hummingbird Hill Garden Gala

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.”


Kathy Hull

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

Dr. Kathy Hull, Founder

2023 Spring/Summer Newsletter
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Slice House & SF Giants Raise Record $50K for GMCH!

Restaurateur and 13-time World Pizza Champion, Tony Gemignani, in collaboration with the SF Giants, announced a record $50K raised through the annual players’ seasonal pizzas campaign. 


“The biggest unmet need is respite for parents, not just from being 247 caregivers, but also just having support they need from someone they can trust to understand their child’s condition and how

World Hospice & Palliative Care Day Reflections 

Important voices in the field of pediatric palliative care, including our very own Dr. Hull, articulate the challenges and barriers and emphasize the need to address a multitude of issues to improve access and the quality of care for seriously ill children and their families.. 


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The Hummingbird Hill Garden Gala: A Huge Success! 

A huge thanks to all who came, donated, and supported our September 30 fundraiser.   We exceeded our fundraising targets amidst the backdrop of fun, meaningful engagements and touching moments. 


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KTVU-Fox2 News Latest Feature on George Mark 

KTVU’s Cristina Rendon, our Hummingbird Hill Garden Gala emcee, produced a very thoughtful George Mark piece that aired September 27.



CBS News Bay Area Features Sonrise Kids at GMCH

Emmy Award winning reporter and CBS/KPIX5 News Anchor Juliette Goodrich visited George Mark to witness the enchantment that our friends from Sonrise Kids and their miniature horses bring to our patients.


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The Hummingbird Project

George Mark launched the Hummingbird Project with a $500K matching gift challenge!


Life Around the House Fall-Summer 2023

Our Fall/Summer Newsletter is now Available

Discover inspiring stories, updates, and achievements from our incredible children and staff.  Our LIFE AROUND THE HOUSE Fall/Summer Newsletter is now available.


Kids & Art

New Partnership Announced

George Mark announces a new partnership with Kids & Art Foundation who provides weekly art programming for patients and families staying at the House. 


Harmony and Healing

New Partnership Announced

Harmony & Healing announces the new association with George Mark Children’s Houseproviding regular “virtual musical Zoom visits” for our patients.


George Mark Children's House - Cancer Respite Care Program

Cancer Respite Care Program

We launched a new pilot program that provides free respite care services for children, teens, and young adults with cancer.



GMCH Recognized as Innovative and Exemplary for Another 3 Years 

The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center recently announced that 11 respite services from across the country that were recognized in 2019, including GMCH, were renewed for an additional three years of recognition (2023-2025) as Innovative and Exemplary Respite Services.


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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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

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

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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