The Ronald McDonald House is much more than a room to stay in. When families are close to the hospital, this facilitates more time with their child and more frequent interaction with their clinical care team which helps them better participate in the care decisions. Additionally, families staying with Ronald McDonald House Charity of the Inland Northwest have frequent meals prepared by volunteers through their Make-A-Meal program and much more.
Over 60% of the families who stay with Ronald McDonald House Charity of the Inland Northwest have no idea that they would need their services just 24 hours prior to arriving. Many arriving via helicopter or ambulance. Approximately 57% of the families staying there are with a premature infant or newborn with complications, 13% are receiving specialized oncology treatment for their children, and 30% due to trauma or another illness. Families are able to stay at the Ronald McDonald House free of charge thanks to the generosity of our others (like you). The average length of stay is 26 days. The Ronald McDonald House of the Inland Northwest is much more than just a roof over families heads; it is a shelter in the storm. The House's are designed to have all of the comforts of a true home, and to encourage empathy from those like you for support. Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland Northwest provides over 8,000 nights of lodging each year. In addition to a comfortable room, families have access to all the amenities of a home including laundry, high-speed wireless internet, a kitchen, and comfortable living spaces. Additionally, their volunteers provide transportation to and from the hospital.