Thank you for your interest in referring a family to the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House. Since our opening in 1980, the LARMH has worked closely with medical partners to provide housing, comfort, care and support to families receiving medical treatment in the Los Angeles area.

Please click here to download a PDF copy of our Referral Form. 

In order to refer a family, they must meet the following criteria:

  • First-time patients must be under the age of 18.
  • The patient must be currently receiving active inpatient or outpatient medical treatment
  • The family must live at least 30 miles from the House

Please Note: A room request does not guarantee a reservation, but we do our very best to accommodate as many families as possible. Same day requests are welcome. Referrals must come from a social worker, care coordinator, nurse or doctor at a local partner hospital. Learn more about referring a family here.

Please keep in mind:

  • All members of the guest family must meet LARMH requirements, including (1) having no current drug/alcohol abuse, (2) having no conviction relating to domestic violence or crimes against children, including status as a registered sex offender; and (3) having no open case with the Department of Children and Family Services.
  • All guests and visitors must be free from any infectious disease or physical condition that may endanger the health of other residents in a communal environment, particularly those who may be immune-suppressed.
  • Parent/guardian must be 18+ to reserve a room. If a parent is a minor, please call our Operations Manager at 323-644-3085 before sending a referral.
  • We request an optional room contribution of $25 per night, but no family is ever turned away due to an inability to pay.
  • All accompanying adults must present valid, non-expired photo identification.

When you are ready to refer a family, please submit a Room Request form through Outlook by sending an email or fax to 323-663-8550. For questions, please call our Room Request line at 323-644-3060.

Day Pass Program:

For families who do not meet our distance requirements, do not need to stay overnight or are waiting for a room, we offer Day Passes. At no charge, these include access to LARMH common areas between the hours of 9:00am and 9:00pm, Meals of Love and leftovers, the laundry facilities and exercise room. Please refer those interested in this program to the Operations Manager, Celleny Juarez, by sending an email. Less formal, Day Pass guests can be referred verbally or over email by a partner hospital social worker.