Ronald McDonald House Northland

Near Essentia Health in Duluth

Since opening in February 2021, this beautiful five-bedroom facility has given families with seriously ill and injured children a place to relax and regroup, just steps away from Essentia Health’s Duluth campus. Like our four Twin Cities locations, RMH Northland offers a caring and comfortable home-away-from-home to families navigating a child’s health crisis.

  • 5 private rooms with bathrooms
  • Dinner every night and brunch on weekends
  • Private nap and shower rooms for day use
  • Laundry facilities
  • A cozy living room with a fireplace and stunning views of Lake Superior

All pediatric inpatient families at Essentia Health have access to the House for day use. Overnight sleeping rooms are determined by patient acuity and require a Social Work referral.

Physical Address:
503 East 3rd Street, 4th floor
Duluth, MN 55805

Mailing Address:
Attn: House Manager (or specific)
Ronald McDonald House Northland
402 East 1st St.
Duluth, MN 55806
Paula Broschofsky, Program Manager
Email  | 218.576.0866

Ways to Support

Donation Drives

Community groups, teams, classrooms, faith groups and civic organizations that collect essential items, like pantry staples and household goods, make a big impact on our everyday operations – and we have all the tips and tools to make your donation drive a success! Email Kelly Hegi or call 612.238.8101 to get started.

Pop Tabs

The pop tab program originated in Minnesota, and it continues to be one of our top fundraisers. Supporters are encouraged to collect tabs from pop cans, soup cans, pet food containers – anything with an aluminum tab.

Wish List

We can always use the following items:

  • Dairy: Butter, cheese (block & shredded), shelf-stable milk, liquid eggs
  • Snacks: Beef jerky, jerky & cheese combo packs, granola bars, fruit leathers
  • Beverages: Juice boxes, sparkling water, sports drinks
  • Pasta sauce: Alfredo and tomato

Welcome Desk: 218.576.0865

Make a donation now to support families

Families are never charged for our services, so we rely on community support to enable us to offer complimentary lodging, meals and more.

Ronald McDonald House Northland Essentia Health in Duluth
Ronald McDonald House Northland Essentia Health in Duluth
Ronald McDonald House Northland Essentia Health in Duluth
Ronald McDonald House Northland Essentia Health in Duluth
Ronald McDonald House Northland Essentia Health in Duluth

Northland Donation & Pop Tab Drop Times

We welcome drop-offs daily from 11:00am–1:00pm and 6:00–8:00pm
Please email us if special arrangements are needed.


RMH Northland has quick and convenient parking for families, volunteers, and donors. To access the parking lot: RMH way-finding signs are located on 5th Avenue and lead into the alleyway where you will find the entrance to the RMH lot. Donors may use the temporary 15–minute parking stall closest to the lobby entrance ramp. Parking meters are also available along 3rd Street and 5th Avenue.


We are welcoming Cooks for Kid Groups to the House to provide meals for families. Click here for information and to sign-up.  

We also have a variety of ways you can support the House from home.

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