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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.

Ventura Staff

Ventura Ronald McDonald Family Room staff members are dedicated to providing comfort, care, and support to children and families in Southern California.


Jacquelyn Gargano

Family Room Manager/Development Associate

As someone who was born and raised in Ventura County, she is very excited for the opportunity to begin a fulfilling journey with Ronald McDonald House Charities at Ventura County Medical Center.  We are confident that with her experience, drive, and level of care she will promote a positive environment within the Family Room. In Jacquelyn’s free time enjoy going to the park with her dog, reading a good thriller, and spending time with her family. She believes that every day is a fresh start to do something positive, and this is the foundation that she will build upon in all aspects of her life.


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Scarlett Sabin

Family Room

Scarlett has been living in Bakersfield for over 35 years and loves the Midwestern feel of this community! She started her non-profit career in 1995 and has never looked back. Scarlett worked for the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop for almost three years and then became the Executive Director of the American Heart Association where she worked until December 2008 when she left to open the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House. The last 14 years has been the best 14 years of her life!  Scarlett attended Bakersfield College and University of Phoenix. She has Bachelors of Science in Business with a minor in communications and a Masters in Business Administration.

Scarlett has a son Matthew who graduated from the University of Le Harve with a degree in International Economics. Matthew and his girlfriend will be moving to Paris in August to attend graduate school and pursue a masters in communications.  He is 21 years old and is the light of her life. With Matthew living abroad Scarlett likes to travel to see him and her foreign exchange student daughter Claudia in Spain. In addition to working and traveling Scarlett enjoys her boot camp a few times a week and spending time with her friends.  Scarlett has a dog  a once feral Wheaton Terrier. Three years ago Scarlett found love a second time around with her high school sweetheart from Ohio. The long distance relationship is hard but works!

Scarlett is a member of Junior League of Bakersfield, East Bakersfield Rotary Club and The Plank Foundation.

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