Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington D.C. (RMHC DC) is dedicated to improving the lives of seriously ill children and their families. RMHC DC helps families access critically needed healthcare through three core programs. Their family-centered approach eases the hardship of illnesses to help children heal faster, cope better, and sustain good health.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington D.C. ‘s programs include:
- 2 Ronald McDonald Houses
- the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Children’s National Medical Center
- the KIDS Mobile Clinic/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile that provides free healthcare to children in some of Washington D.C.’s most impoverished neighborhoods.
Ronald McDonald House ®
Provides a “Home-Away-From-Home” for families with seriously ill children in the hospital. Furthermore, their Houses make it possible to keep family close to their sick child to offer love and support, which RMHC DC believes is the best medicine. Housing comes at little or no cost to the family. RMHC DC reports that over the last 34 years, families have spent an estimated 167,300 nights at their local Houses one in Washington D.C. and one in Northern Virginia.
Ronald McDonald Family Room ®(RMFR)
Supportive programs provided in their RMFR , located in the Hematology/Oncology unit at Children’s National Health Center, help parents actively participate in their child’s treatment plan – just steps away from their child.
Ronald McDonald Care Mobile
The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, in association with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, provides free health care to DC children right in their community. RMHC DC takes a holistic approach and focuses on their “Five Pillars of Health” including: physical health, mental health, oral health, nutrition and the social determinants of health.
Approximately 1,000 children are served annually in DC Wards 5 thru 8. . Most of these children would have no access to health care without RMHC DC’s support. Because of the RMCM, they have a chance to lead a healthier life.
How can you get involved?
Every effort counts. You too can participate in RMHC DC’s mission by donating, volunteering, becoming a corporate partner, and attending their many fun events! Please visit their website: www.RMHCDC.org to find out how you can become a part of their shared vision of changing children’s lives.