The mission of Edmarc Hospice for Children is to ease the trauma of a child’s illness or death, and to reduce the disabling effects of pediatric illness, loss, and bereavement on families.
How Your Donation Helps
Edmarc Hospice for Children understands the overwhelming challenges that families face when a child is sick. All services – home healthcare, hospice care and bereavement support – are designed to alleviate your pain, anxiety and fear. Edmarc Hospice for Children offers you comfort, strength and support so that you are able to do the same for your child.
Edmarc Hospice for Children believes a family faced with a child’s life-threatening illness should be kept together whenever possible. That’s why we provide whatever’s necessary to keep children in their familiar, loving home environment. We assess each family’s social, emotional, spiritual, financial and other needs, and provide professional support in meeting these needs. Following are the programs that can help you or someone you know.
Established in 1978, Edmarc Hospice for Children was the first hospice in the nation designed specifically for children. Edmarc is the only pediatric hospice organization in Hampton Roads. Edmarc was founded by the members of Suffolk Presbyterian Church in Suffolk, Virginia, along with their minister who was dying of cancer, and a young couple whose only son was dying of a progressive neuromuscular disease. The minister’s name was Edward and the boy’s name was Marcus. The agency is named in their memory.
Portsmouth VA 23704