The
Houses

Support in bricks and mortar

"Words cannot express the way I feel about Ronald McDonald House. Its loving, caring managers and volunteers make it that much easier… Every time we walk through the front door, it feels like coming home."
Jean Hyland (Brisbane) whose son, Steven, was diagnosed with a life threatening disorder

The cornerstone of RMHC's work, Ronald McDonald Houses are attached to major women or children’s hospitals and provide a 'home-away-from-home' for seriously ill children and their families.

They provide a ‘home-away-from-home’ for families of children with serious illness, along with the support of experienced House Managers, volunteers and other families in a similar situation.

Each House is administered by an independent board (made up of McDonald’s, hospital and community representatives) that appoints staff and organises the big-hearted volunteers who manage the day-to-day operations. Capital funding is provided by RMHC, but each House is responsible for its own daily running costs – Ronald McDonald House Charities rely heavily on support from their communities, so please give generously.