Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia provides the Ronald McDonald House, a comfortable and supportive ‘home-away-from-home’ for the families of sick and injured children who must come to the Roanoke area for medical treatment, and the Ronald McDonald Family Room, a respite area for parents to rest and regroup, steps away from their child’s bedside.
Where families meet
To continue their lives,
To eat and sleep,
To find their strengths
And dry their tears,
To look forward with hope
To better years.
This is the House that becomes their home.
This is the House that love built.
The Ronald McDonald House, an English Tudor style building, is located at 2224 S. Jefferson Street in Roanoke, Virginia – approximately three blocks from Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital at the corner of 23rd and Jefferson Steet and has the following amenities: 18 guest room, 2 large dining rooms, kitchen, living room, playroom, family room, library, laundry facilities and an outdoor playground area for children.
- Each bedroom has two queen size beds, private bathroom, television, telephone and alarm clock. The House is equipped with Wi-Fi Internet access and a computer, available for guest use, located in the library. An evening meal is provided buffet style from 5-6:30PM by volunteer groups for all house guests. Guests are able to prepare their own meals at other times in the guest kitchen.
- The House provides much more than the comforts of home for families who must stay with us during such a difficult time. Our House allows families an opportunity to meet other guests who are experiencing similar situations and share thoughts and information. The support system formed by families staying at the Ronald McDonald House provides an invaluable experience.
- Our staff and volunteers care deeply about the Ronald McDonald House and take personal pride in making sure that families feel comfortable and welcome. We realize there truly is ‘no place like home’, but we believe our House comes as close as possible.
Note from a family:
In a life full of ups and downs, it is nice to know there is a
place we can all be together when our son is sick, a place that
has wonderful staff, clean rooms, hot meals and offers us
the feeling of home. Thank you RMH for making one of the
hardships of life with a special needs child a little more bearable.
A “home-away-from-home” for the families of critically ill children.
Ronald McDonald House
2224 Jefferson Street SE
Roanoke, Virginia 24014