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RMHC Wichita helps families with children who are undergoing medical treatment. We have a 20 bedroom Ronald McDonald House and a Ronald McDonald Family Room.

What is a Ronald McDonald House?

The House provides safe, temporary housing, amenities and emotional support for sick children and their families. RMHC Wichita makes 7,300 nightly stays available at our Ronald McDonald House each year. We ensure that we will be there to provide as many as 20 families each night with a “home away from home” while their children receive medical care. The House has 20 guest rooms, private bathrooms, large kitchens, laundry facilities, comfortable living areas, nutritious food, and the comfort of people who care.

Who can stay at the Ronald McDonald House?

The families of ill or injured children 21 years of age or younger who are receiving medical treatment in Wichita. Families must reside 30 miles from the hospital to stay at the House.

Where is the House located?

The Ronald McDonald House is located at 551 N Hillside Suite 100.

Can a family reserve a room at the House?

A social worker or medical staff member at the facility where the child is being treated must make a referral. Parents may call to check on availability after the referral has been made. A criminal background check will be completed on all adults staying in the House. Adults must present current photo identification at check-in. If the House is at full occupancy, we will place families on a waiting list.

How much does it cost to run the House?

It cost RMHC Wichita $100 per night per bedroom.

Do families have to pay to stay at the House?

We request families contribute $15 per night. However, no family is ever turned away for an inability to pay.

What are the hours of operation for the House?

The House is accessible to families 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. A House Manager is available 24 hours a day to manage daily issues or emergencies that might arise. For general check-in and reservations we accept families from 8am – 9pm 7 days a week.

Are meals provided?

RMHC Wichita provides all three meals a day for families.

How long do families stay at the Ronald McDonald House?

A family can stay at the House for as long as their child is receiving medical treatment in Wichita. The average length of stay is 7 days; however, some families need to stay for months at a time.

What is the Ronald McDonald Family Room?

The Ronald McDonald Family Room is located in Wesley Medical Center adjacent to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. In the Family Room, local and out of town families will find food, personal care items, laundry facilities and a comfortable place to rest and regroup just steps away from their hospitalized child’s bedside.

Who can use the Ronald McDonald Family Room?

Any family who has a child 21 years of age or younger receiving medical treatment in Wesley Medical Center.

How much does it cost to use the Ronald McDonald Family Room?

There is no charge to use the Family Room.

What is the relationship between McDonald's and RMHC Wichita?

While McDonald's is a strong and much appreciated partner, RMHC Wichita is neither owned nor fully funded by them. McDonald’s customers show their support by donating change in the restaurant donation boxes and participating in other in-store fundraising efforts. McDonald’s contributes roughly 5% of RMHC Wichita’s budget. Each year this support varies and is never guaranteed.

How is RMHC Wichita funded?

RMHC Wichita is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. We host a number of fundraising events throughout the year, and actively pursue grants. The majority of funds come from community support through individuals, businesses, churches and organizations. Additional community support comes from donation of pull tabs and wish list items. RMHC Wichita is not a United Way funded agency.

How many families are served through the organization?

Each year RMHC Wichita serves an average of 1700 families.

How can I support Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita?

* Donate

* Volunteer

* Get your company involved

* Host a 3rd party fundraiser

* Donate Wish List items

* Leave a legacy in a Planned Gift

* Collect pull tabs

* Attend one of our events, drop change in a McDonald’s donation box, Friend us on Facebook, come fix a meal for our families.

With your help, RMHC Wichita will continue to be able to provide services to thousands of families of sick and injured children.

Contact us:
Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita
Administrative Office
551 N Hillside Suite 102
Wichita, KS 67214