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 alleviates some of the stress by providing a home-like setting for families who have children receiving inpatient or outpatient treatment for critical illness or injury. Three Houses are located within walking distance of Children's Mercy. 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 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.