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We serve families with seriously-ill or injured childen

We provide a home-away-from-home and a respite from the sights and sounds of the hospital.  
Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ronald McDonald House programs may be adjusted to help ensure the safety of families.
 

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Ronald McDonald House Families Tell Us...

Ronald McDonald House on Oak Street in Minneapolis
Ronald McDonald House on Oak Street in Minneapolis
Ronald McDonald House on Oak Street in Minneapolis
Ronald McDonald House on Oak Street in Minneapolis
Ronald McDonald House on Oak Street in Minneapolis
Ronald McDonald House on Oak Street in Minneapolis
Ronald McDonald House on Oak Street in Minneapolis
Ronald McDonald House on Oak Street in Minneapolis
Ronald McDonald House on Oak Street in Minneapolis

Ronald McDonald House – Oak Street

Near the U of MN Minneapolis East Bank Campus

Our original location and cornerstone program. Located off Interstate 94, the House is across the river from the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital and only a few miles from Children's Minnesota in Minneapolis.

  • 48 private rooms with bathrooms
  • Volunteer-cooked dinner every night and brunch on weekends
  • Help-yourself pantries and community kitchens
  • Cozy and warm lounge areas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Workout room and playgrounds/outdoor space
  • Family-friendly activities
  • K-12 onsite school
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In order to stay at the Ronald McDonald House - Oak Street, the patient must be aged 19 or younger, have cancer or another life-threatening illness, and live outside of a 40 mile radius of the Twin Cities.

Families staying at the Ronald McDonald House - Oak Street must have a referral from a social worker at a Twin Cities hospital partner. Social workers are responsible for prescreening the family to ensure they meet RMH requirements prior to making the referral.PLEASE NOTE: All families must have a completed referral, pre-authorization for lodging from medical provider and successfully pass a criminal background check.

To complete criminal background check you will receive an email invitation from MBI World Wide to complete an online background check. View your rights to complete CBC disclosures.

Background check policy: RMHC-UM reserves the right to refuse admittance to any potential resident or guest with a criminal conviction. RMHC-UM does not admit anyone with a criminal conviction that may threaten the health, safety, welfare and ability of other individuals to peacefully enjoy the House. This includes and is not limited to violent crimes, domestic violence, child abuse, sex offenses, illegal drug activity, burglary, robbery, theft or fraud. RMHC-UM also will not admit any individual who provides false, incomplete, or misleading responses during the formal criminal history background check.

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Ronald McDonald House Childrens Minnesota Minneapolis
Ronald McDonald House Childrens Minnesota Minneapolis
Ronald McDonald House Childrens Minnesota Minneapolis
Ronald McDonald House Childrens Minnesota Minneapolis
Ronald McDonald House Childrens Minnesota Minneapolis
Ronald McDonald House Childrens Minnesota Minneapolis
Ronald McDonald House Childrens Minnesota Minneapolis

Ronald McDonald House – Children's Minnesota, Minneapolis

Inside Children's Minnesota in Minneapolis

A spacious facility on the third floor of Children’s Minnesota in south Minneapolis. Serving families with children receiving treatment in the intensive care units, the House offers families a place to rest and regroup, steps away from their child.

  • 15 private rooms with bathrooms
  • Private nap and shower rooms for day use
  • Volunteer-cooked dinner every night and brunch on weekends
  • Help-yourself pantry and community kitchen
  • Cozy and warm lounge areas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Workout space and patio
Contact
  • Families of current inpatients that are in the PICU, NICU, CVCC and ICC are automatically granted access to the House for day use. Other inpatient units/floors require a Social Work referral or for the patient to be inpatient for 10 or more consecutive days.
  • Overnight sleeping rooms are determined by patient acuity and require a Social Work referral.
Ronald McDonald Family Room Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare St. Paul
Ronald McDonald Family Room Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare St. Paul
Ronald McDonald Family Room Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare St. Paul
Ronald McDonald Family Room Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare St. Paul
Ronald McDonald Family Room Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare St. Paul

Ronald McDonald Family Room – Gillette, St. Paul

Inside Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, St. Paul

The Ronald McDonald Family Room provides families a respite from the busy hospital environment, only steps away from a child receiving medical treatment for a serious illness or injury.

  • 4 private rooms with bathrooms
  • Private nap and shower rooms for day use
  • Volunteer-cooked dinner every night and brunch on weekends
  • Help-yourself pantry and community kitchen
  • Chad’s Locker, an athletic locker full of kid-friendly games, tablets and technology, donated by Minnesota Viking Chad Greenway
  • Cozy and warm lounge area
  • Laundry facilities
Contact
  • Families of current inpatients are granted access to the Family Room for day use.
  • Overnight sleeping rooms are determined by patient acuity and require a Social Work referral.
Ronald McDonald Family Room Children's Minnesota St. Paul
Ronald McDonald Family Room Children's Minnesota St. Paul
Ronald McDonald Family Room Children's Minnesota St. Paul
Ronald McDonald Family Room Children's Minnesota St. Paul
Ronald McDonald Family Room Children's Minnesota St. Paul
Ronald McDonald Family Room Children's Minnesota St. Paul

Ronald McDonald Family Room – Children's Minnesota, St. Paul

Inside Children's Minnesota in St. Paul

The Family Room serves families with children receiving treatment inpatient at Children’s, MN, St. Paul and provides a respite from the busy hospital environment.

  • 4 private rooms with bathrooms
  • Private nap and shower rooms for day use
  • Volunteer-cooked dinner every night and brunch on weekends
  • Help-yourself pantry and community kitchen
  • Workout room
  • Laundry facilities
Contact
  • All inpatient families at Children’s St. Paul have access to the Family Room for day use.
  • Overnight sleeping rooms are determined by patient acuity and require a Social Work referral.
Ronald McDonald House Northland, Duluth
Ronald McDonald House Northland, Duluth
Ronald McDonald House Northland, Duluth
Ronald McDonald House Northland, Duluth
Ronald McDonald House Northland, Duluth
Ronald McDonald House Northland, Duluth

Ronald McDonald House Northland, Duluth

Inside Essentia Health in Duluth

Our fifth and newest location brings our services to the Twin Ports and Northern Minnesota.

  • 5 private rooms with bathrooms
  • Volunteer-cooked dinner every night and brunch on weekends
  • Help-yourself pantry and community kitchen
  • Private nap and shower rooms for day use
  • Laundry facilities
  • A cozy living room with a fireplace and stunning views of Lake Superior
Contact
  • 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.
Ronald McDonald House Oak Street k-12 school
Ronald McDonald House Oak Street k-12 school
Ronald McDonald House Oak Street k-12 school
Ronald McDonald House Oak Street k-12 school
Ronald McDonald House Oak Street k-12 school
Ronald McDonald House Oak Street k-12 school

Ronald McDonald House K-12 School

Inside the Ronald McDonald House – Oak-Street

An accredited alternative Minneapolis Public School. Truly a “one-room-school house,” this innovative facility enables patients and siblings of patients to attend school during extended periods of hospitalization.

  • A small class size and cross-age learning opportunities
  • Class daily from 8:45 am to 3:15 pm.
  • Individual learning plans to assist students in transitioning back to their home school
  • An experienced and award-winning teacher, Mrs. Britain
  • A rolling admission process; students may enroll at any time during the school year
  • Specialists in Music, Art and PE
  • Communication between the student’s home school and the RMH School
  • Academic credit
  • Hot lunch and recess
  • Field trips and special activities
  • A welcoming and supportive classroom environment
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