Finding Comfort, Coping Together

The Franco Family came to stay at the Ronald McDonald House when they found out that their youngest, 10-month-old Miracle, was going to need a liver transplant.

To Miracle’s parents, Daniel and Heidi, even the simplest things, like toiletries and laundry soap, made the biggest difference for their family. Daniel said, “You don’t have to worry about that, so it is not in the back of your mind.”

In the chaos of medical crisis, families like 10-month-old Miracle’s need your support more than ever.

No family with a sick child should cope alone.

We’re there for sick kids and their families, whether they travel many hours or a few neighborhoods away to access critical care. When the safety and comfort of home are out of reach and worry and stress weigh heavy, we believe what to eat, where to sleep and who to turn to for support are extra burdens no family should have to face.

Keeping Families Close

Together, we can give families with a sick child what they need most—each other.

Our mission is simple: be there for sick kids and their families, providing comfort and support when and where they need it most. Our objectives are clear: ease the emotional and financial burden families endure. Join us as we expand  our housing, meal, and family support services—because every sick child deserves the care they need, surrounded by family and a community they can count on.

Trinity, Serenity, Benjamin, and Daniel,baby Miracle's siblings

Finding Comfort, Coping Together

The Franco Family came to stay at the Ronald McDonald House when they found out that their youngest, 10-month-old Miracle, was going to need a liver transplant.

In the chaos of medical crisis, families like 10-month-old Miracle’s need your support more than ever.

Keeping Families Close

Together, we can give families with a sick child what they need most—each other.

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What Our Chapter Does

Keeping families with sick children together and near the care they need with the comfort of home.

Family Housing Near the Hospital

Annually, 8,000+ caregivers and children benefit from overnight accommodations inside or nearby our partner hospitals. Our San Francisco and Stanford Houses serve 134 families each night while corporate partnerships allow us to offer medical stays in San Francisco, Oakland, and across the Bay Area.

In-Hospital Programs

With the help of volunteers, we provide meals, in-hospital housing and respite, sibling activities, day-use access, and patient bedside visits to bring comfort and care to families, just steps away from their sick child.

Comprehensive Support

Our Ronald McDonald programs operate inside and nearby our partner hospitals to offer wraparound services, including daily meals, 24/7 therapeutic support, such as child enrichment and sibling care, family activities and recreation, and more.

Oral Health Care Access

RMHC Bay Area partners with Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and John Muir Community Health Alliance to provide free oral health care services to our region’s most vulnerable children.