The goal of the Pediatric Palliative Care Network is to improve the quality of life for families caring for children with life-limiting illness.
The Pediatric Palliative Care Network serves the unmet physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of children in Massachusetts with life-limiting illnesses. Our services are provided at no cost to children 18 years old or younger who have a life-limiting illness.
Eight licensed hospices throughout the state — all skilled in pediatric palliative care — are part of the network.
Learn more about the Network by reading the About The Pediatric Palliative Care Network page.
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For More Information
To find out the program nearest you, contact the Pediatric Palliative Care Network at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. You may also contact the participating programs directly.
Pediatric Palliative Care Network
250 Washington Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
1-800-882-1435, Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Interpreter services available
Participating Palliative Care Programs
- Baystate Health Hospice
Springfield Main Number: 413-794-6494, Press 2
- Fragile Footprints, Cranberry Hospice
- Hope Health
- Hospice of Franklin County
- Good Shepherd Community Care
- HospiceCare in The Berkshires
- Merrimack Valley Hospice
- Notre Dame Hospice Pedi Pals Program
Additional information about palliative care and service providers in Massachusetts may be found at the Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts website.
Jennifer Kenyon Bates, MEd.
Director, Pediatric Palliative Care Network (PPCN)
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Division for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs
160 West Rodney French Blvd.
New Bedford, MA 02740
This information is provided by the Division for Children & Youth with Special Health Needs within the Department of Public Health.