RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
Our house is filled with more than help, it’s filled with hope.
The Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House is a 28-bedroom facility, each year serving over 500 families with critically ill or injured children undergoing inpatient and outpatient treatment at nearby Chattanooga hospitals. It also serves childhood cancer patients being treated in Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic.
The Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House provides families with hot meals, laundry facilities and a place to rest. It has the benefits of a house, such as a play room, library and kitchen. It has the responsibilities of a house, allowing families to take pride in the establishment by taking part in daily chores and helping volunteers with projects.
More importantly, Ronald McDonald House provides an environment of emotional support from staff members, volunteers and other families who are going through similar circumstances.
Who is eligible?
The families of patients between the ages 0-21 are eligible for the services provided by the Ronald McDonald House. Eligibility is based on the severity of the patient’s condition and how far the family travels to receive medical treatment. Critically-ill patients and cancer patients are given priority. One room per family is provided unless the parents are divorced. Families are asked to make a $10 donation per night or do a household chore to help contribute to the operating needs. RMHC of Greater Chattanooga provides its services free of charge to families in need.
What services are provided?
A private bedroom with a full bath and television, internet access, free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities and supplies, private kitchen on each floor, access to the “Help Yourself” kitchen where a prepared evening meal is served daily, breast milk lockers, living room area, playroom, playground, teen lounge, library and gym.
What should we bring?
Families may bring clothes, medicine and food for a special diet.
Where should we park?
Complimentary parking is offered adjacent to the Ronald McDonald House. Parking in the hospital garage is subject to the fees established by the hospital.