When did the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House open?
The Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House opened in 1980. For more information about the history of Ronald McDonald Charities of Southern California, click here.
How many rooms does the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House have?
The Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House has 75 rooms available for families.
Where is the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House located?
Please click here for our contact information, including our address.
Staying at the House
How can I stay at the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House?
Contact the social service department at the hospital where your child will receive treatment. They will place your name on the waiting list for the day that you intend to arrive. Because each child's treatment is unique, a family’s stay at the House is unpredictable. Therefore, Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House is unable to confirm room reservations for your stay prior to your arrival. Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House programs offer rooms for families of pediatric patients under 21 years old. The maximum length of stay at LARMH is based on room demand and is determined at the time of confirmation.
Who is eligible to stay at Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House?
Families of children, from birth to 21 who are being treated at nearby hospitals and medical facilities, and their children are eligible.
How long do families usually stay at Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House?
Stays can be as short as one night or as long as several months, and sometimes extend to a year or more, depending on the child's illness and treatment.
How much does it cost to stay at Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House?
The actual cost to operate a room is approximately $90 a night. However, families are only asked to make a donation of $25 per day. Thanks to your contributions, it is our policy that a family never be turned away because of their ability to pay. The donation is waived for those who cannot afford it, and the difference is made up through other community donations.
Funding and Operations
Who owns and operates the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House?
The Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House is owned and operated by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California, and is governed by a Board of Trustees. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California is governed by a Board of Directors who are responsible for program development, standards and operations.
How is the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House funded?
Generous supporters like you help fund our House. The majority of our programming funds come from individuals, organizations and businesses.
Doesn't McDonald's fund Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House?
Local McDonald's restaurant owner/operators and the McDonald’s Corporation through various fundraisers and individual contributions generously fund portions of the annual operating costs of the House. However, the majority of the annual operating income comes from individual and other corporate donors. Learn more about our relationship with McDonald’s by clicking here.
How can I volunteer at the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House?
There are many different opportunities available! Please click here to learn more.