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. 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.
Edmarc's health care services allow a child with a life-limiting illness to stay at home whenever possible. Remaining at home helps alleviate some of the child's stress, and can make healthcare for the child less traumatic. But when a child is ill, Edmarc never forgets that the ..... (more)