The Gilchrist Kids program was created in July 2010 at a time when there were no active pediatric hospice providers in Central Maryland. In the years since, Gilchrist Kids has become an expert voice in the provision of pediatric palliative care – writing universal policies and procedures that could be used by other hospice organizations in Maryland who were considering adding a pediatric component to their care.

Gilchrist Kids’ goal is to help children with life limiting illnesses or conditions “live well” during their last months, weeks and days and to provide their loved ones with the support they need during their most difficult time. By providing relief from physical, emotional, social, and spiritual suffering, we enhance the quality of life for seriously ill children and their families.

Our pediatric home hospice program cares for infants, children, teens, and young adults with life-limiting illnesses or injuries and is focused on

  • palliative (comfort oriented) care

  • pain management

  • symptom control

  • child life services (therapeutic play) for young patients and siblings

  • and emotional and spiritual support 

In addition to providing coordinated, compassionate care for children, Gilchrist Kids provides grief support and counseling to surviving family and friends.


caregivers, families and physicians



Calendar & Events

See all of Gilchrist Services upcoming events, bereavement workshops and volunteer training schedules.

Event Highlights 

Taste of Howard County
Summer Concert
We Remember Them
Grief Services Registration
Become a Volunteer


View all of our open positions.

Create and customize your online experience with Gilchrist Hospice Care and receive the latest eNews and Updates

About Gilchrist services

Your questions about Gilchrist Services answered.

Follow Us

Facebook Icon New Twitter Bird Icon YouTube Icon New WordPress Icon LinkedIn

© 2015 Gilchrist Services.  All rights reserved.  Please read our Disclaimer and Privacy Policy     Email us