Who We Are
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia (RMHC of SW VA) is about keeping families with sick children close to each other and the care and resources they need.
Life can change so quickly – at Ronald McDonald House, many of our families know firsthand how true that statement is – whether for specialized treatment, emergency surgery or a baby’s premature arrival, a teenager who is involved in an automobile accident, or a child diagnosed with a life threatening illness – life can suddenly turn upside down. Mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, wives, husbands, sons, daughters, family members who have come to Roanoke to be with a loved one in a local hospital – a relatively quiet family life can be stressed by separations and hospitalizations, a circle of friends may suddenly enlarge to include doctors, nurses and medical specialists, a close knit family might be scattered to distant areas to secure the very best medical treatment possible for a sick child. It can happen so quickly. Yet in the midst of all that may seem so frightening and unsettling, the Ronald McDonald House Charities provides a safe, secure and comfortable environment.
In a frightening, confusing situation, Ronald McDonald House Charities, can offer stability, peace and calm with the Ronald McDonald House and our Ronald McDonald Family Room.
The Ronald McDonald House on South Jefferson Street opened May 5, 1984. We became the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia in 1997. In September 2007, the Ronald McDonald Family Room was opened on the 14th floor of the Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital.