how we help


  • Established in 1978, Edmarc was the nation’s first hospice designed specifically for children. Today it remains the only pediatric hospice organization in Hampton Roads.
  • The mission of Edmarc 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.
  • To make health care for the child less traumatic, our services allow the child to stay at home whenever possible. Physician-directed care is delivered by registered nurses.
  • Edmarc also offers a broad range of support services to address the family’s emotional, social, spiritual, and financial pressures.
  • Our home health, hospice, and bereavement support services are available to children and their families 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Edmarc collaborates with other organizations in Hampton Roads, such as Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Lee’s Friends, American Red Cross, Angel Flight, and Make-A-Wish Foundation to ensure that families receive the comprehensive support they need.
  • Our staff members also work with public school systems, community services boards, and Social Security to coordinate vital services and financial assistance for our families.