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What We Do

With your help, RMHCDC keeps families close to the care their sick child needs.

We help families struggling with problems like how to stay near and support a hospitalized child, how to afford staying together in another city while a child is undergoing treatment, or even how to get basic medical care in a vulnerable community. We provide solutions for these and other issues related to easing the hardship of children’s illness on families through our three core programs:

Three Core Programs:

  1. Ronald McDonald House®: serving families who must travel far from home, the House is much more than a room to stay in, it provides comfort, support and resources for families with sick children just steps from the hospital.  The Ronald McDonald House of Washington, DC is located at 3727 14th Street NE, Washington, DC 20017. The Ronald McDonald House of Northern Virginia is located at 3312 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA 22042.
  2. Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®: bringing medical, dental and health care resources directly to children near their home and school.  In partnership with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, we operate two Ronald McDonald Care Mobile programs. The KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile visits underserved children in Washington, DC wards 4 through 8. The second and newest Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is home to the FITNESS (Fun In Teaching Nutrition and Exercise to Successful Students) Program. The FITNESS program partners with schools to deliver a curriculum focusing on healthy eating and the importance of physical activity to students in grades K-8. The Program is piloting in Washington, DC with plans to expand to parts of Maryland and Virginia.
  3. Ronald McDonald Family Room®: moments away from a child’s bedside, the Family Room provides moms and dads a place to recharge. Families grab a bite to eat, shower and get rest so they can be strong for their children. The Ronald McDonald Family Room at Children’s National Hospital is located on the Hematology/Oncology floor.  The Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at Inova Children’s Hospital are on the Pediatric Intensive/Cardiac Care and Hematology/Oncology units.