Life-affirming care and comfort for children and their families

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
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Kathy Hull at George Mark Children's House
Celebrating 20 Years of Extraordinary
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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

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“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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Join us in Celebrating George Mark’s 20th Anniversary 

Join us on October 25th at the Fairmont San Francisco for a grand celebration of George Mark’s 20th Anniversary at our Anniversary Gala


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Kathy in the Latest Issue of Nob Hill Gazette 

GMCH Founder Kathy Hull is highlighted in the latest edition of the Nob Hill Gazette, sharing the inspiring story behind George Mark as it approaches a milestone anniversary.


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Keys to Palliative Care Training Models by Hospice News 

Shekinah Eliassen, CEO of GMCH, champions effective palliative care training by emphasizing communication and collaboration as essential skills in the latest article from Hospice News.



NHPCO features GMCH’s Pediatric Palliative Aquatic Therapy 

The latest issue of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization‘s e-Journal featured the remarkable work done by our exceptional palliative aquatic nurses.



George Mark music programming celebrated.

George Mark Children’s House is everything to many patients families and being a musical haven is one of them.  Through a special video, we proudly showcase all our music programmers who continue to make our home hum! 


“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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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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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.

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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

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