Ronald McDonald House Charities Dayton

Keeping Families Close

Giving families what they need most — each other.

Serving Families Near & Far

RMHC Dayton has provided community, comfort and hope to families of critically ill or injured children since 1980. We keep families close to each other and the healthcare they need so they can focus on what truly matters, the health of their child.

Open 365 days a year, the Ronald McDonald House on Valley Street provides a resting place for families of sick or ill children with 14 private guest rooms at no cost to guests. We provide home-cooked meals, on-site laundry, family programming and play spaces, among other amenities.

The Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at Dayton Children’s Hospital and inside Emmett’s Place at Miami Valley Hospital provide a space for families to rest and regroup without leaving the hospital. These programs are critical to our Mission of providing community, comfort, and hope to families of seriously ill children so that they can focus on what matters most: their children.

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Our Stories

Cooper Family Story

Casey and Jeremiah Cooper stayed at the Dayton Ronald McDonald House for ten days in February while seven year old Jeremiah was undergoing treatment at Shriners Ohio. Casey took some time to talk with us and shared what amenities meant the most during their stay and how our team went above and beyond to make them feel welcome, comfortable, and important.