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Southern California Chapter

Unifying the efforts of our six houses, a camp, two family rooms and other programs, the Southern California Chapter of Ronald McDonald House Charities is committed to creating a community where children and their families embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, courage and joy.

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Our Houses

Ronald McDonald Houses located throughout Southern California help families stay close to their child when they need treatment for a serious medical condition. Our Houses provide a home-like setting, close to the region's top hospitals, where families can stay free-of charge for as long as necessary.

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Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times

Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times helps children with cancer and their families find hope, healing and a sense of normalcy at our year-round, medically supervised camp facility.

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Family Rooms

Our Family Rooms provide an oasis for parents and caregivers inside the hospital, giving them a chance to sleep, shower, and connect with other families just steps away from their child’s hospital bed.

Our Impact

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The Viduya FamilyBakersfield

First time parents Marcel and Mercy Viduya were thrilled to welcome their son, Marcley, into the world - albeit 8-weeks early.

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The Buxbaum Family
The Buxbaum FamilyBakersfield

The Buxbaum family stayed at the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House for 28 days after their son Michael was in an accident. 

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The Donald Family at Halloween
The Donald FamilyBakersfield

Jill and Donald formed a friendship at the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House that would last long after they left.

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The Vargas Family
The Vargas FamilyBakersfield

Gloria Vargas was just 25 weeks pregnant when her water broke. She was sitting in a college classroom next to her sister. Minutes later, her sister was  speeding  her across the Central Valley to Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, 45 minutes away. “I kid you not,” Gloria says, “my sister made it in less than 20.” Her daughter Julissa was born two days later, severely premature and losing a lot of fluid.

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Mikella McAuley
Memories of Mikella McAuley Bakersfield

Why I will never forget the Ronald McDonald House.

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Bella Family
Bella’s StoryBakersfield

The Bakersfield Ronald McDonald house has always been a part of our life. When I was 10 years old I was diagnosed with a cyst in my brain.

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