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 bedroom at George Mark Children's House
Kathy Hull at George Mark Children's House
Remembrance Day 2022

Remembrance Day 2022

Shekinah Eliassen New CEO

George Mark Welcomes New CEO Shekinah Eliassen

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.”


Kathy Hull

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

Dr. Kathy Hull, Founder

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March Blog Post

It’s SOCIAL WORK MONTH and we showcase our exceptional Medical Social Worker, Cindy Field, and the new GMCH bereavement support group.


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.


Nurses, CNAs, and volunteers with some George Mark patients.

February Blog Post

In celebration of National Caregivers Day (Feb. 17),  George Mark CEO Shekinah Eliassen invites you to read about the ways we support and recognize our amazing caregivers! 


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Dubs vs Bucks: George Mark Children’s House Fundraising Night

Gather your family and friends and join us on March 11th at Chase Center as the reigning NBA champs take on the Milwaukee Bucks.  Your ticket purchase gives you access to witness the Greek Freak’s only Bay Area appearance for this season, and enjoy some cool perks.  A portion of each ticket sold goes to George Mark’s new Art Therapy Program!  



January Blog Post

The nursing shortage that impacts so many of us domestically and abroad has also impacted our community at George Mark Children’s House.  Hear from our very own Nurse Educator & Recruiter, Jenny Rhodes, RN, MSN, how we are innovating in this space. 



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.


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Hospice News on GMCH’s Pilot Nurse Training Program  

Read Hospice News’ article on GMCH’s pilot training program, in partnership with The California State University (CSU) Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care.


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Remembrance Day 2022  

On a rainy December 11th, George Mark opened its doors, and a majestic rainbow in the sky welcomed bereaved parents and families back to the House in commemoration of Remembrance Day.


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ABC-7 Interviews Shekinah Eliassen  

CEO Shekinah Eliassen sat down with ABC7-KGO’s Liz Kreutz to talk about Remembrance Day.



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.


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

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.

Read all family stories

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