Ronald McDonald House Charities of
Kansas City (RMHC-KC) has two Houses as well as a Family Room
program to assist families who have a critically ill or injured
The Houses, known as the Cherry Street House and the Longfellow
House are designed to provide "a home away from home" (meals,
lodging, laundry facilities, etc.) for families who do not live
within the Kansas City metropolitan area.
The Family Room, located inside the hospital, is designed to be a
comfortable space for families to get away from the hospital
Ronald McDonald House
It's hard enough for a family to cope when a child is seriously
ill or injured. When parents and children must travel far from
home, the disruption of family life only adds to the stress.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City helps alleviate
some of the stress by providing a temporary home for families who
have children receiving inpatient or outpatient treatment for
critical illness or injury. Two Houses are located within
walking distance of Children's Mercy Hospital. Each House
provides indoor and outdoor spaces for families to relax and
socialize while remaining close to their child's bedside.
Families receive their own guestroom, which can sleep up to six
people, with attached private bath. Amenities include 24 hour
access to a fully stocked kitchen and pantry, laundry rooms,
hygiene products, a medical room as well as supportive services by
caring staff and volunteers. At the Ronald McDonald House, families
can be together and keep the routines of normal life, away from
hospital lobbies and hotel rooms.
Families who have never stayed at Ronald McDonald House
Charities of Kansas City must be referred by a Social Worker. For
more information, contact (816) 234-3670.
Ronald McDonald House Family Room
When a family is spending long, stressful hours at the hospital
with a seriously-ill or injured child, parents can find much-needed
respite and support inside the hospital in Ronald McDonald House
Charities Family Room.
Located on the second floor of the West Tower at Children's
Mercy Hospital, the Family Room offers a home-like environment
where parents can relax and take care of personal matters such as
showering, laundry and meals without going all the way home. The
space also has seven sleeping rooms designed to provide overnight
accommodations for parents of PICU, ICN, burn and bone-marrow
Even better, the accommodations are available free of charge to
parents of all children who are inpatients at Children's Mercy
For more information, call (816) 234-3670.