When a family has a sick child, the last thing they need to worry about is where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will rest their head at night. The Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Virginia allows families to focus on what’s most important, getting their child better. Our families – your neighbors – find strength to make it through some of the most difficult times of their lives by being able to stay together.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia provides the Ronald McDonald House, a comfortable and supportive home-away-from-home for the families of sick and injured children who must come to the Roanoke area for medical treatment, and the Ronald McDonald Family Room, a respite area for parents to rest and regroup, steps away from their child’s bedside.
The vision of RMHC-SWVA is to be recognized throughout Southwest Virginia as an organization making a significant contribution to improving the lives of children and their families.
Overview of Services
Located less than three blocks from Carilion Children’s Hospital, the Ronald McDonald House cares for 700 families a year on average. The House provides much more than the comforts of home for families who must stay with us during such a difficult time. Our House allows families an opportunity to meet other guests experiencing similar situations, and share thoughts and information. The support system formed by families staying at the Ronald McDonald House is an invaluable resource. Open in 2007, the Ronald McDonald Family Room is located on the 14th floor of Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital; it serves as a respite area for adult family members and guests of hospitalized children. In close proximity to the Neonatal Intensive Care and only a quick elevator ride from Pediatric Services, the Family Room provides a home-like setting where families can relax without leaving the hospital.