Ronald McDonald House
The Ronald McDonald House of Southern Colorado, located in Colorado Springs, is a 'home-away-from-home' for families who have seriously ill children in the Southern Colorado area and are being treated at Memorial Hospital for Children or St Francis Medical Center. These families may have traveled a great distance to seek treatment, or may be located near-by, and need to stay close to their ill child. Hospital treatments may last a day, a month or more than a year. For the families of these children, affordable accommodations are few and far between. Often they are limited to costly hotels or unforgiving hospital chairs. The idea behind the house is quite simple... to provide a comfortable and affordable setting to help these families shoulder the burdens associated with a child being treated at the nearby hospitals.
Our House offers a supportive and alternative setting for these families in need. It is a temporary home near their child's hospital where they can sleep, eat, relax and find encouragement from others. It is much more than a nice place to stay…it helps to anchor families in very trying times. It can reduce stress by providing a venue where people can talk things out with others who are wrestling with similar situations, something that is priceless during those very difficult times.
We keep families together when it counts the most... not only do we help relieve the stress of finding and affording someplace to stay, we help families remain physically and emotionally strong when they need it most!
The House focuses on families who have children in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Memorial Hospital for Children, as Memorial Hospital has to only Level 3 NICU in Southern Colorado and is a mere half-block away from our RM House. However, we also serve families with children in the Pediatric/Pediatric Intensive Care Units of Memorial and families from St Francis Medical Center whose children are in their NICU or Pediatrics units.
All families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Southern Colorado enjoy the following amenities:
- 11 Private guest rooms
- 5 Bathrooms
- 2 Spacious kitchens
- Complimentary laundry facilities
- Caring Staff on site 24/7
- TV area, kids' play area, living room, dining room
- Home-cooked meals on most nights
- Wireless Internet service
- Beautiful healing garden
- Fenced in yard with play area
The House is supported by volunteers and community donations/fund-raising efforts. We welcome any and all support you may be able to give!! Click here to learn more!