Improving the health, well-being and education of children in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.

Our Ronald McDonald Houses provide a “home away from home” for families of children receiving medical treatment at nearby hospitals. Each House is unique in its design, but all provide comfortable, supportive lodging for these families during their time of need. It serves as a temporary residence near the medical facility where family members can sleep in their own room, eat, relax and find support from other families in similar situations. In return, families are asked to make a donation of ten dollars a day; however if that is not possible, we will work with each family on an individual basis to accommodate their needs. No family is turned away for an inability to pay.

1. Every child facing health care crisis should have their parents with them.

2. Research shows that having their family close helps children heal faster