At the House
Staying at a Ronald McDonald House enables families to focus on the health of their child rather than anything else – like paying bills, shopping or cooking meals. We preserve a sense of normalcy with freshly prepared meals, comfortable beds, and recreational activities for the family to enjoy. Most importantly, we help families create connections with other families, staff, and volunteers. In doing this, families have a support system to turn to during the most stressful moments of their lives.
Our Ronald McDonald House programs in Akron and Cleveland offer a place to call home at little or no cost so families can access the best health care, regardless of their location. We provide a safe, secure and supportive environment for families and have taken special care to help protect those staying with us from COVID-19.
The Akron Ronald McDonald House serves families that have a patient admitted or being treated by Akron Children’s Hospital (ACH). We are located directly across the street from ACH. All the comforts of home are provided, including a private room and bathroom for each family that is stocked with toiletries and fresh sheets and towels.
The Cleveland Ronald McDonald House serves families with a child receiving treatment at any Cleveland area medical center. Centrally located in University Circle, the House is a short walk or ride from Cleveland Clinic Children’s, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and MetroHealth Medical Center. Situated on four beautiful acres, the House provides a peaceful retreat from the hospital environment.