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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.

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Family Support Services (FSS)

Family Support Services (FSS) provides compassionate emotional support, education, and resources to the families and staff of the Ronald McDonald House. We are available to you seven days a week, 24 hours a day, every day of the year even after you leave the house and return home.

Keeping Families Close 

Ronald McDonald House Pasadena is a home-away-from-home for families with critically-ill children, keeping them close to one another, their doctors and needed medical care. The House is built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child—not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal, or where they will lay their head at night to rest.  



Each year, we provide thousands of overnight stays to families with critically-ill children


5,335 HOURS

Volunteers provide more than 5,000 hours of service in support of our mission each year



Since opening our doors in 2004, Ronald McDonald House Pasadena has provided a home-away-from-home for thousands of families

We need your help to continue the work that we strive to do. Please consider making a donation or becoming a volunteer.

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Our Impact

Everyone who has been involved with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California has a story to tell. Here are a few of them now.

The Williams-Gilbert Family
The Williams-Gilbert FamilyPasadena House

Ariel Gilbert was just seven years old when she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of bone cancer that resulted in the amputation of her right l...

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Angelica and  Miriam
The Perales-Torres FamilyPasadena House

Angelica is an eight-year-old girl with a bright smile and an incredible spirit. She and her mom, Miriam, have traveled to Pasadena every year sinc...

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Karla Zamora and Jesus Luna
The Zamora-Luna FamilyPasadena House

Karla Zamora and Jesus Luna left their home and family in Sonora, Mexico in search of advanced medical treatment for his meningocele, a condition w...

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Sponsors of Pasadena Ronald McDonald House

88 International
Shriners Children's Southern California
Capital Group
Pasadena Community Foundation
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