Building our capacity to comfort, care and keep families close
Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis will expand to serve more families when they need it most.
Children whose families stay at a Ronald McDonald House tend to be the sickest, have traveled the furthest distance for care, and spend the longest time in the hospital. When life-saving medical care is far from home, affordable accommodations help improve access to treatment, keep families together, support health and well-being, and alleviate some of the financial and emotional burdens of a serious illness.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis has proudly provided a home-away-from-home to seriously ill children and their families for 40+ years in St. Louis. Now our organization is taking the next steps to support more families than ever before. The new Ronald McDonald House, to be located on 2.6 acres at the corner of Chouteau and Tower Grove Avenues, will provide:
A new House will increase our capacity from 59 to 92 families per night. This increase in rooms is significant as there is often a waiting list of potential occupants.
The House will be equidistant from St. Louis Children’s Hospital and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital adjacent to Shiners Hospitals for Children – St. Louis. The site is at the intersection of Chouteau and Tower Grove Avenues, next to highway 64-40.
Community bathrooms at the West Pine Ronald McDonald House are problematic for families with immune-suppressed children and other communicable illnesses. Some rooms are small with only two twin beds. Each room at the new house will have two double beds and an ensuite bathroom.
New, energy-efficient facilities will replace aging buildings that require frequent, costly repairs, during which lodging is often unavailable to families in need. Bringing families and staff together at one location instead of two will allow us to consolidate resources and improve services.
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