Our programs include two Ronald McDonald Houses, two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms,
and Ronald McDonald Camp.
Chestnut Street House
Conveniently located near several pediatric hospitals, including the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, our Chestnut Street location provides a temporary residence to families with the comforts of home while also offering the support of staff and volunteers.
Housed in an historic building that was expanded in 1995 to serve a total of 45 families each night, the Chestnut Street House gives families the opportunity to relate to other families receiving treatment for their children.
Front & Erie House
Opened in 2008, The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House at Front & Erie offers a home-like environment for 20 families a night.
Conveniently located next to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, our Front & Erie location provides a temporary residence to families with the comforts of home while also offering the support of staff and volunteers.
The House gives families the opportunity to relate to other families receiving treatment for their children.
Ronald McDonald Family Room at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Ronald McDonald Room at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Ronald McDonald Family Rooms
We offer Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in the Oncology Unit at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and in the Critical Care Unit at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.
Families with hospitalized children spend day after day at their child’s bedside, offering comfort and trying to make a very scary time a little less frightening. Children with cancer and serious heart conditions often spend weeks or even months at a time in the hospital during their treatment, while their parents, grandparents, and other caregivers stay right by their side—making sure they never feel alone despite being far from home.
Our two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms extend the support of our two Ronald McDonald Houses into the hospital by offering a quiet, comfortable respite place for families to rest and regroup during their child’s treatment—helping them to reduce stress and focus on their own health and well-being while they take care of their child. These welcoming hospitality lounges, located in CHOP’s Oncology Units and in the Critical Care Unit of St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, are designed to help families forget they are in a hospital setting, even though they are just steps from their child’s bed. This is especially important for families on the Oncology and Critical Care Units because their children often experience especially long hospital stays due to the severity of their illnesses.
Ronald McDonald Camp takes place in the Poconos every summer.
Ronald McDonald Camp
Each August, over two hundred campers pack their bags and head to Ronald McDonald Camp. Located in the beautiful Pocono mountains,just three hours outside of Philadelphia, Ronald McDonald Camp looks like a traditional summer camp, but as anyone who has been there knows, it is so much more.