The Sacramento Ronald McDonald House has served approximately 18,000 families since opening its doors in 1998. Our mission is to help children and their families by providing an atmosphere where families can rest, reflect, and find mutual support from other families facing similar struggles.
This "home away from home" provides affordable, temporary housing to families who must travel to the Sacramento area to receive medical treatment for their seriously ill or injured child at any of the area hospitals.
The heartbreaking news of an illness or injury of a child is a pivotal event for a family. Having a place that allows families to maintain a small sense of normalcy and community can make a huge difference in their ability to cope.
Studies have indicated that when an ill or injured child is able to have their family nearby throughout their treatment, the rate and amount of recovery achieved increases. If it were not for the Sacramento Ronald McDonald House, many families would be sleeping in their cars or hospital waiting rooms. The Sacramento Ronald McDonald House provides a respite where family members can sleep, eat, unwind, and find support from other families in similar situations.