Mother and daughter hugging and watching a group perform

What We Do

Cincinnati’s Ronald McDonald House offers a community of compassion, support and the comforts of home to families with critically ill children, steps away from the medical care they need.

Our House cares for 78 families every night, including parents, children receiving outpatient treatment, siblings and other family members. By easing the financial and emotional burdens of caregivers and by taking care of important practical needs, our House allows parents to focus entirely on caring for their children. Outpatient children living at our House can enjoy activities, special events, and making friends with other kids who have a mask, a feeding tube or a bald head just like them. Our House helps care for the entire family by offering:

Warmth and Support

  • A community of families who share the same hopes and concerns
  • Staff and volunteers who listen and help
Playroom in the west wing with chairs, tables and toys

Relaxation and Recreation

  • Library and meditation room
  • Indoor and outdoor play areas
  • Exercise room, game room, arts and crafts room
  • Daily activities and tickets to local attractions
Library with tables and chairs

Comfort and Connection

  • Computers and WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • On-site teachers
Two beds and two chairs inside a room

Rest and Rejuvenation

  • Comfortable private bedrooms and bathrooms
  • Home-cooked meals
  • Free massages and haircuts