Pediatric Hospice Care

During your child's last phase of a terminal illness, time and comfort become even more precious. UNM Children's Hospital is your partner during this difficult time.

Through our Mariposa Program, we provide in-home hospice care to relieve your child's pain, as well as emotional support for your family. Our pediatric hospice specialists and compassionate, trained volunteers provide medical care, respite services and grief counseling support for families throughout New Mexico.

Child & Family Services

  • Home visits from nurses, home health aides and social workers
  • Spiritual care
  • 24/7 medical care
  • Holiday and birthday cards for your child
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Annual memorial service for Mariposa Program families
  • Pediatric pain management
  • Grief and bereavement counseling
  • Sibling support
  • Connection to community resources
  • Volunteer respite care and companionship

For Medical Professionals

Learn how to support patients and families receiving hospice care.