Ronald McDonald House Charities St. Louis Background Checking Policy 

Since the safety of all Ronald McDonald House families is very important to us, we conduct a formal criminal history background check on all individuals 18 years and older applying for temporary residence at RMHC.   

RMHC will not admit any individual who provides false, incomplete, or misleading responses during the formal criminal history background check.   

RMHC reserves the right to deny lodging to any individual with an open warrant for arrest and/or a criminal conviction record that reveals behavior that may adversely affect another individual’s health, safety, welfare, and ability to peacefully enjoy staying in a House. Specifically, if a criminal background report reveals a conviction for the crimes listed below:  The individual will be evaluated to determine House access.  

  • Crimes against a person, including but not limited to, any kind of abuse, assault, battery, carjacking, crimes of a sexual nature, domestic violence, harassment, home invasion, human trafficking, kidnapping, murder, negligence, robbery, stalking, voluntary manslaughter, etc. 
  • Arson 
  • Burglary 
  • Any felony drug conviction within seven years from the date the criminal background check was conducted 
  • Three or more misdemeanor drug convictions within seven years from the date the criminal background check was conducted 
  • An active restraining order against the prospective guest 

RMHC also reserves the right to revoke privileges from a guest for any other inappropriate, irresponsible, or criminal behavior that takes place while temporarily residing at the House. 

Each individual over the age of 18 will need to fill out a background check.

Backgound Check Form