Our Mission: To provide a “home-away-from-home” for families of seriously ill children, and support to organizations that serve the needs of children.
There are three Ronald McDonald Houses in St. Louis. Our first house was built on West Pine near St. Louis Children’s Hospital, which now has eight extended-stay apartment units next door. We also have a House on Park Avenue near SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. RMHC of Metro St. Louis opened the third Ronald McDonald House (and the 300th in the world) on the campus of Mercy Children’s Hospital in September 2010. This new House will allow our organization to serve more than 700 additional families per year.
Our Houses serve nearly 2,000 families per year. We provide comfort and care to 59 families each night, and we are open every day of the year. The Houses provide affordable lodging, as well as home-cooked meals and a community atmosphere where families find support from others going through similar situations. Many of the families travel long distances for life-saving medical treatment for their child, including: heart transplants, lung transplants, cancer care and other specialized treatments for a variety of life-threatening illnesses.
There are three Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in St. Louis, which are located inside area hospitals. Our first Family Room opened in August 2005 at Mercy Children’s Hospital, our second Family Room opened in May 2007 at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and our third Family Room opened in October 2008 at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. These special rooms serve as an “oasis” for families with a sick child, allowing them to escape the hospital environment for a while. The rooms are equipped with a TV, computers, showers, laundry facilities, a kitchen and snacks, and they staffed by volunteers. The Family Rooms serve both local and out-of-town families. 100% of funds raised stay in the St. Louis area.
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