About Us


innovators in family-centered care


Our Mission

Ronald McDonald House Charities® Bay Area (RMHC Bay Area) provides communities of support, access to medical care, and the healing power of family and home for critically ill children.


Our Vision

Our vision is to create communities where children and their families embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, courage, and joy. 


Core Programs

RMHC Bay Area creates comprehensive programs and services to families uprooted by pediatric medical crises through our:

Our Families


We believe in the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a child is sick and that keeping families together is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed. More than a place to stay, our Houses provide safe and supportive communities for famiies to rest, heal and thrive together. Families staying at our Ronald McDonald Houses travel long distances to access their children's essential medical care and often stay far from home for extended periods. Although we ask for a nominal donation of $10 per night, no family is turned away due to inability to pay.

our Impact

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Our History 

In 2018, three previously-affiliated local Ronald McDonald House entities - Ronald McDoanld House at Stanford, Ronald McDonald House of San Francisco, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bay Area - came together to serve more families as a fully-integrated RMHC regional chapter, now RMHC Bay Area.

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