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    RONALD McDONALD HOUSE

    Our homes are filled with more than help, they’re filled with hope

    Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children – a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having mom and dad close by for love and support. A Ronald McDonald House is that “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost.

    Our Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We believe that when a child is hospitalized the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.

    Allow Families to Face the Weight of Illness Together
    Families are stronger when they are together, which helps in the healing process. By staying at a Ronald McDonald House, parents also can better communicate with their child’s medical team and keep up with complicated treatment plans when needed. They can also focus on the health of their child, rather than grocery shopping, cleaning or cooking meals.

    Allow Children to Get the Best Care
    When your child is sick, you want the best care possible – even if it is hundreds or thousands of miles away. The Ronald McDonald House allows families to access specialized medical treatment by providing a place to stay at little or sometimes no cost.

    Services for Families
    At every House, families can enjoy:
    Home-cooked meals
    Private bedrooms
    Playrooms for children

    Depending on the House, these services may also be available:
    Special suites for children with suppressed immune systems
    Accredited education programs
    Recreational activities
    Non-clinical support services
    Sibling support services

    The generosity of volunteers and donors make it all possible. In return, families either stay at no cost or are asked to make a donation up to $25 per day, depending on the House. The RMHC Global Policy is that families are never turned away; if it’s not possible to pay, the fee is waived.

    WHAT WE DO

    Keeping families close to each other and the care they need.

    • ronald mcdonald houses


      A "home-away-from-home" to keep parents and children together

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    • ronald mcdonald family rooms


      A place for families to rest right in the hospital

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    • RONALD McDONALD CARE MOBILES


      Access to health care where children need it most

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