Ronald McDonald House Houston
A home away from home for families with children in the intensive care unit
Ronald McDonald House at Texas Children's Hospital offers a supportive, home-like environment for families of children being treated in the neonatal, pediatric or cardiovascular intensive care unit. With a cozy living area, dining area and fully-stocked kitchenette, families have the comforts of home only steps from their sick child.
The 20-bedroom Ronald McDonald House is located on the 4th floor of the Abercrombie Building next to the orange elevators. The 5,000-square-foot facility features the following:
- 20 short-term, private, overnight sleep/nap rooms with private bathrooms
- Large living area
- Stocked kitchen with ovens, refrigerator, dishwasher, small appliances, plates and utensils
- Dining area
- Laundry facilities
- Library with computer stations
- Quiet room
Overnight stays are assigned daily by the charge nurse of each unit and are for one night at a time, 7 pm to 11 am. The Ronald McDonald House main area opens at 9 am and closes at 9 pm. Nap rooms are open from 1 to 5 pm and are available on a first come, first served basis. See the front desk volunteer for nap room availability.
Ronald McDonald House also offers 4 peaceful family rooms situated throughout the hospital for families to eat, relax and recharge during their child's treatment. Each family room includes a comfortable living area with a couch and chairs, a TV and DVD player and a kitchen area with an ice machine, microwave and a coffee pot. These family rooms can be found in the following locations:
- Cancer and Hematology Inpatient Center - West Tower
- Cancer and Hematology Outpatient Center - Clinical Care Center
- Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) - West Tower
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) - Pavilion for Women
- Floors 9 through 12 - Legacy Tower
Support Ronald McDonald House
Want to give back? You can give your support to Ronald McDonald House at Texas Children's Hospital in several different ways.
Donate a meal
Meal donors make a tremendous positive impact on the lives of families. We offer guests breakfast at 9:30 am, lunch at noon and dinner at 6 pm every day of the year. You may drop off a meal, have a meal delivered and/or stay and serve the meal (number of people serving is limited and there are age restrictions).
If you would like to provide a meal or have questions about the program email the Hospital Programs Coordinator or call 832-824-8629.
There are a host of items that are in continuous use and are necessary for the daily operation of the Ronald McDonald House. These include items to stock the pantry, cleaning products, office supplies, toiletries and more. Click here to see a full list of items on our wish list.
Volunteers can make an enormous difference in the lives of our patient families. Learn more about volunteering for Ronald McDonald House.
For more information about Ronald McDonald House at Texas Children's Hospital, call 832-824-8600.