Heart to Heart, Family to Family

In 2001, after three years suffering from restrictive cardiomyopathy, Lindsey received a new heart. Fast forward to 2024. Jonah, like his mother nearly 23 years earlier, is waiting for a heart transplant to save his life.

Keeping families close®

RMHC® Northeast Ohio gives a family with a sick child what they need most — each other.

We believe when a child receives care, family needs to be there.

That’s why we help families stay together and near their hospitalized children in our Ronald McDonald House® and Ronald McDonald Family Room® programs.

We believe all families deserve access to quality care.

That’s why we help to reduce barriers, providing a comfortable place to stay at no cost to families. It’s why we bring dental care to children with our Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, offer fun STAR programs learning environment while siblings receive outpatient care, and connections to resources through RedTreehouse.org.

Please join us.

Our Programs

Ronald McDonald House family

Ronald McDonald House programs in Cleveland and Akron give families a welcoming place to stay so they can focus on caring for their children.

Mom at a Family Room getting coffee

Ronald McDonald Family Room programs in four Cleveland-area hospitals offer a space for families to rest and recharge just steps from their child’s treatment room.

A child receives dental care in the Care Mobile

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, in partnership with UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s, provides dental service to children ages 3-12 in underserved areas of Northeast Ohio.

Learning at the STAR Center

Ronald McDonald STAR Programs are fun learning environments for children while their siblings receive outpatient or emergency care.

computer showing home page of Red Treehouse website

RedTreehouse.org, the online Ronald McDonald Family Resource Link, supports the well-being of families and children with challenges, disabilities and health care needs.

Latest Chapter News & Events

Three individuals preparing a meal in kitchen

Serving Up Hope and Dreams

A former Ronald McDonald House guest shares how she is fostering hope and dreams for families today. Jersey Mike’s Month/Day of Giving is one way she is giving back.

pappy van winkle bourbon bottles

Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Raffle

Back by popular demand! On Friday, March 1st at 8 a.m., grab your raffle tickets for your chance to win the highly coveted and nearly impossible-to-find Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon collection.

2023 Impact Report

Nearly 26,000 families were served by RMHC NEO programs in 2023, 14,666 of those via in-person programs and another 11,304 through online resources.