RONALD McDONALD HOUSE®
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. Our Ronald McDonald House program provides a “home-away-from-home” that allows families to access specialized medical treatment at little or no cost.
Our Ronald McDonald Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing 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.
How to Stay
Families with a child being treated at a local hospital may be eligible to stay at one of our Ronald McDonald Houses. A social worker from the admitting hospital must make the initial referral. Families are admitted based on available rooms, medical priorities, and distance traveled. Each guest family has a private bedroom and bathroom, and access to a full kitchen, laundry room, living room, playroom, and outside play areas. We ask for a $15 donation per night, but families are never turned away for financial reasons.
If you or someone you know can use our services, please have them contact the hospital where the child is being treated. You can also reach the Ronald McDonald House of Washington, DC at (202) 529-8204 or the Ronald McDonald House of Northern Virginia at (703) 698-7080.
FOR RETURNING FAMILIES ONLY
If you have stayed in our Ronald McDonald House within the past two years, you may call the House directly to request a stay. Please note, we now require a background check for all guests over the age of 18 to stay at our Ronald McDonald Houses. If you have not filled out a background check form within the past two years please call the House to speak with a manager.