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

West Coast Summit Pediatric Palliative Care

It’s Happening — Join Us!

Join your professional colleagues at our West Coast Summit to learn about the latest advances and adaptations from leaders in pediatric palliative care. More than 40 speakers will be featured, including five plenary sessions and more than 15 breakout sessions. Continuing Education Units (13) are available through our partner, Stanford Center for Continuing Medical Education.

Student Discounts Available: Students can register for only $50. Contact Katie Pena ( to receive the discount code.

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George Mark Children's 2020 Annual Report House
George Mark Children's 2020 Annual Report House
a bedroom at George Mark Children's House
a child outdoors 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
West Coast Summit 2021 – Part II
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.”


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

Kathy Hull

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

Dr. Kathy Hull, Founder

Annual Report 2020
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Take a (Virtual) Tour — Today!

At a time when 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.

George Mark Children’s House Virtual Tour

The above video is in English. Click here for Spanish and Mandarin translated versions.

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.

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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