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Edmarc expands coverage area to include Gloucester, Mathews

Edmarc, the Portsmouth-based nonprofit that provides in-home care for children with life-threatening illnesses, is expanding its coverage area to include Gloucester and Mathews counties.

Edmarc announced that it has raised 89 percent of the $2 million goal of its “The Next Chapter” capital campaign. In addition, Edmarc recently received a $2 million grant from the state that will assist with the expansion. Additional donations will be needed to sustain the program and keep its vision going well into the future.

“Our vision is a community in which every child and family in need has access to pediatric hospice services and palliative care,” said Edmarc Executive Director Debbie Stitzer-Brame.

Edmarc has started the process of hiring staff and plans to open an office in the Williamsburg area by the end of 2022 or in the first quarter of 2023, Stitzer-Brame said. The nonprofit was looking for space in the new service area.

Edmarc’s team provides physician-directed care in the ...

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