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Our Impact

An anchor for families & critically ill children in medical crisis

23,832 overnight stays

nearby and inside the hospital

$11,081,880-worth of supportive housing services

for families with sick children

2,000 hours

of psychosocial support

95,897 free meals

offsetting $1.4 million in meal expenses

92,626 pounds of food

distributed thanks to our Second Harvest food bank partnership

4,000 toys and care items

donated for Comfort & Joy with an estimated value of $88,000

90 students enrolled

in Ronald McDonald House School (Carter Family Classroom)

3,175 snack packs

delivered to families at the hospital

Who We Serve

Meeting families & sick kids where they’re at

RMHC Bay Area provides medically underserved families and sick children with essential housing, meal and support services as they access specialized care at our partner hospitals.

Did you know?

Family Demographics

Race & Ethnicity 

  • Hispanic/Latino, 35%
  • White/Caucasian, 39%
  • Asian/Pacific Islander, 7%
  • Other, 10%
  • Black/African American, 5%
  • Multi-Ethnic, 2%
  • Native American/Alaskan, 2%

Top Clinical Services Accessed by Patients


  • Cardiology/Heart Transplants, 41% 
  • Oncology, 13%
  • Liver & Kidney Transplants, 12%
  • Neurosurgery, 11%

San Francisco

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, 23%
  • Cardiology, 19%
  • Pediatric Surgery, 11%
  • Outpatient, 9%
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, 9%


Information about the families we serve at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland will be available soon! In the meantime, learn more about how our new Feed the Love program is tackling food insecurity at the hospital.

Family Impact Stories

Why We Serve

Picture of frontline hero and RMHC Bay Area housekeeper Ana

Meet Ana | A Frontline Hero

For three years, Ana Henríquez has worked behind the scenes at Ronald McDonald House as a professional housekeeper. She says, “As human beings, we have the ability to help children and families who need help. For me it’s easy to take a moment and say ‘Hey, have a cup of coffee, drink some water,’ before they leave for the hospital because I know they have a long day ahead. It’s our job to work, and their job to take care of their children so they can survive their illnesses — and it’s not easy.”

Read more about how Ana is a hero to Ronald McDonald House families.