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Ronald McDonald House at Children's Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis.

The Ronald McDonald House – Chicago Avenue serves families with children receiving treatment in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis. It is adjacent to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and is Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest's first Ronald McDonald House located inside a hospital, as well as the first program of its kind in the state of Minnesota.

“We believe when children are ill, any distance from their side is too far.”

Ronald McDonald House at Children's Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis.

Since opening in November 2010, this program has served over 2,000 families. When this program was implemented, extending service to the local community was a priority. As a result, there is no mileage restriction determining eligibility of families – all families with a child in an ICU are welcome. 75% of families supported by this program are local. Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest is proud to be supporting our community through this program, as well as families from across the region and around the world.

“Our family was able to get out of the hospital room, yet never be more than a short walk from Mason’s side. We can’t imagine going through this without the Ronald McDonald House.”

Ronald McDonald House at Children's Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis.

For families in need of overnight lodging (referrals are through a hospital social worker), the House offers 15 private rooms (including two suites), each with its own bathroom. Evening meals are prepared by volunteers through our Cooks for Kids program, and a fully stocked pantry for making breakfast, lunch and snacks is available.

Please make on online donation to the Ronald McDonald House.


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