Who We Are

Ronald McDonald House Charities Dayton

Our House is filled with more than support, it’s filled with hope.

RMHC Family 11-13-2010
Since 1980, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Dayton® has provided a home-away-from-home for families with hospitalized children.  These children are treated for a number of different conditions such as premature birth, surgery, cancer, injury, and infection.  Premature babies, adolescents, and teens are often transferred from outlying hospitals to a more specialized care provider, such as Dayton Children’s Hospital.

The trauma and stress associated with having children with serious illnesses or injuries impacts both families and friends.  This can include worries over medical decisions, the costs of prolonged medical treatment, being disconnected from home and guilt of not being with other children or family members, absenteeism from work, and anxiety from negotiating a patient’s insurance coverage or lack thereof.

Every day, our staff and volunteers welcome worried and exhausted families with open arms.  A majority of our guest families were not anticipating their visit to the House or Family Room, so we strive to meet their needs as they arise. The Ronald McDonald House can accommodate 14 overnight guest families at once. Our warm, private guest rooms and common areas provide a comforting reprieve from the hospital. The Ronald McDonald Family Room is conveniently located within Dayton Children’s Hospital, just a few steps away from a child’s bedside, and has all the amenities of the House, save for the overnight stays.

In addition to daily home-cooked meals and a fully stocked kitchen, we also provide amenities such as laundry facilities, Wi-Fi, internet accessible computers, and personal care items to our guests.  Our common areas for parents and siblings are available so the whole family can stay together at the House during their time of crisis. RMHC Dayton provides a home-like atmosphere where parents can have respite and revitalize themselves while being available to their children at a moment’s notice.


Keeping Families Close

Your donation helps to provide Love, Healing, and Hope.

Many families depend on the cradle of support the House provides while their babies and children are hospitalized.  We believe that healing happens together and children find the strength they need when their families are by their side.

Your contribution helps Ronald McDonald House Charities of Dayton continue to be a beacon of hope for hospitalized children and their families.


Please send payment & any additional information to:
Ronald McDonald House of Dayton
555 Valley Street
Dayton, Ohio 45404


To donate by phone please call:
937-224-0047 x. 16

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