The Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville exists to serve and sustain families when serious illness or injury strikes the most cherished part of their lives, their children.
The Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville is the only organization that provides a temporary home-away- from-home for families whose children are receiving treatment for a serious illness or injury in Charlottesville. In an effort to lessen the burden, reduce stress, keep the family intact, and enhance the quality of life for these families, we provide affordable housing in a caring home-like atmosphere. Annually, we host between 800 and 1,000 family stays each year. A stay could be an overnight visit or stretch to last many, many months. Families travel from across the state, from different states and even from overseas to receive medical treatment for their child.
How We Fulfill Our Mission:
- Our House provides rooms for families 365 days of the year.
- We serve the entire family with space for up to four family members in most rooms.
- We often provide a meal a day for every resident generously donated and prepared by community group volunteers; we have other food supplies available for other meals.
- UVA assists us by providing shuttle transportation to and from the hospital for residents.
- We offer a host of services and activities to make our families’ stay as enjoyable as possible.
- We connect families with other people who care and understand what they’re going through.
- We partner with community and corporate sponsors to fund the portion of each night’s stay not covered by the family’s contribution.
RMHC Charlottesville treats all people fairly without regard to income or ability to pay, race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, religion, political affiliation, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification, disability or handicap, housing status, marital status, veteran status or any other group or class protected by applicable laws and regulations.