Ronald McDonald House

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Ronald McDonald House® In Richmond

  • Ronald McDonald House provides temporary housing for families with a child receiving medical treatment at any Richmond area hospital or medical facility.
  • Families can stay at the House for a few days, weeks, or months. Staying at the House allows families to be there to support one another when they need it most. The House provides families a place of stability during a difficult time.
  • When families enter the House, they are greeted by dedicated staff and dedicated volunteers. They are the heart and soul of the House and work hard to create a friendly, caring atmosphere where families can find comfort.


How does staying at the House help families?


  • The House provides a clean and safe place to call home that reduces stress and financial burdens for families.
  • Families can access food through meals cooked by volunteers, Grab and Go meals easy to take to the hospital, as well as a stocked kitchen and pantry through donations from the community.
  • We also provide access to basic needs such as transportation to and from the hospital, access to laundry, toiletries, activities, safe spaces to relax and play.
  • The House provides a network of support for families who understand the challenges of caring for a child receiving treatment. 


How much does it cost to stay at the Ronald McDonald House?


  • Guests are encouraged to make a donation of $15.00 per night. However, no family is ever turned away because of their inability to pay. 
  • Funding for House operations and programs comes through local and national fundraising efforts and donations from individuals and local businesses. 


What happens if the House is full?


  • RMHC Richmond is able to provide alternative housing for families in either hotels or Airbnb’s to accommodate additional families. 
  • Through our partnership with Airbnb, Airbnb will cover the cost of the stay for families. Through our hotel program, RMHC Richmond covers the cost of up to 2 nights in a hotel for families. If additional nights are needed, the family can pay our reduced rate with our hotel partners. 


How can I stay at the Ronald McDonald House?


  • Families are referred to RMHC Richmond by the hospital or medical center where their child is receiving care. 
  • For more information, take a look at our How to Stay page or have a hospital staff fill out our referral form