Our Ronald McDonald House
RMHC Dayton was established in 1980. We officially opened the doors of our first Ronald McDonald House (RMH) at 741 Valley Street on Feb. 1 of that year, making us the 14th RMHC House built in the United States. The first Dayton RMH featured seven bedrooms and 3.5 shared bathrooms.
In 1998, Brown & Bills Architects built RMHC Dayton’s current house at 555 Valley Street. The architects received the Award of Merit from Associated Builders & Contractors for their work on our new RMH.
It features 14 private bedrooms with private bathrooms, a community kitchen, playground, play room, media center and conference space.
The first RMH is still standing and is now owned by Dayton Children’s Hospital (DCH). It served as the CARE House for several years following RMHC Dayton’s move. Since 2014, it has served as home to DCH’s HR Department. It also now serves as home for A Special Wish Foundation – Dayton Chapter.
The Playground across the street is a joint collaboration between RMHC Dayton, Dayton Children’s Hospital and the CityWide Development. It opened in 2016.
Our Ronald McDonald Family Rooms
Ronald McDonald Family Rooms (RMFR) are designed to be a place for families to rest and regroup without leaving the hospital. In 2016, the first Ronald McDonald Family Room (RMFR) also opened at DCH next to the PICU. In 2018, the RMFR inside DCH was moved to its new space on the Fourth Floor.