Ronald McDonald House
Many families travel far from home to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children. Often, it can be a long time to be away from home or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having their mom and dad close by for love and support.
St. Louis’ three Ronald McDonald Houses provide a home-away-from-home for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. Our Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We allow families to face the weight of illness together and to focus on the health of their child, rather than grocery shopping, cleaning or cooking meals.
RMHC St. Louis requests a nominal fee for a family’s stay at the House, but no family is turned away or denied a future stay because of their ability to pay.
St. Louis Area Houses
West County Ronald McDonald House
The West County Ronald McDonald House is the 300th House in the world! Built in 2010, the House has 20 bedrooms and primarily provides services to families at Mercy Children’s Hospital and Shriner’s Children’s Hospital – St. Louis.
300 Ronald McDonald House Lane
St. Louis, MO, 63141
Park Avenue Ronald McDonald House
The Park Avenue House was opened in 1996 to support families with children seeking treatment at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. The 11-bedroom House has offered families with seriously ill children a convenient and safe place to stay.
3450 Park Ave.
St. Louis, MO, 63104
West Pine Ronald McDonald House
The West Pine Ronald McDonald House opened in 1981 as the original Ronald McDonald House. It has grown from an eight-bedroom Victorian mansion into a multi-building complex with room for families in the main house and the long-term apartments. It is located in the Central West End near St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
4381 West Pine Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
New House Coming in 2024
We have launched a $34 million campaign to raise funds needed to build a new 72-bedroom Ronald McDonald House in St. Louis City. This will increase our overall capacity, serve hundreds of more families each year, and reduce the need to turn away families. The New Ronald McDonald House is located on 2.6 acres at the corner of Chouteau Avenue and Tower Grove Avenue.
Corner of Chouteau and Tower Grove Avenues
“My stay at the Ronald McDonald House was wonderful. I was so grateful to have a place to stay during my daughter’s two-month stay at Children’s Hospital.”
– A mother who stayed at our West Pine Ronald McDonald House