Meet Heart Warrior, Adrianna Rosie ... In February 2021, Adrianna’s mom, Abigail, experienced a parent’s worst nightmare. Her 9-month-old was gasping for air, and she didn’t know why. In an instant, everything changed... Read more about Adrianna’s Story — Treatment an Ocean Away...02 May, 2022
An anchor for families & critically ill children in medical crisis
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?
- 20% of Ronald McDonald House at Stanford families come from federally-designated medically underserved communities. Check out Emilio’s story >>
- More than a third of our families served speak only Spanish.
- 81% of families are low-income, earning less that $47,000 for a family of four. See how we’re tackling hunger at the hospital >>
- We are a leader in delivering Latinx/Spanish-language mental health services and training. Meet Dr. Hernández, associate director of Family Support Services >>
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%
- 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
What we achieved last year for sick children and their families would not have been possible without thousands of supporters like you showing up when we needed you most. Thanks to our dedicated donors, volunteers ... Read more about 2021 Annual Report — Leaning in for Families...13 April, 2022
DEC 3 — “We are so thankful for Stanford and Ronald McDonald House for saving our baby and taking care of us in such trying times.” — Taylor Meade Read more about Mission Moment — Noa’s Road to Recovery...19 December, 2021
Why We Serve
As RMHC Bay Area grows to support even more families with sick children through expanded housing, meal and support resources, Vice President of Finance Cynthia Semenoff has served as the backbone of our organization’s financial health for more ... Read more about Why We Serve — Financial Literacy Month...
For more than a decade, Brad Lyman has served RMHC Bay Area. As a board member, advisor, donor, and Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, he has seen the organization transform from a 47-bedroom House to a regional Chapter... Read more about Why We Serve – Creating a Legacy of Gratitude...
As associate director of Family Support Services (FSS) at Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area (RMHC Bay Area), Dr. Martha Hernández plays an... Read more about Why We Serve — Minority Mental Health Awareness...
Cecilia Aviles knew from a young age that she wanted to make an impact in the medical field. As the daughter and granddaughter of Salvadoran immigrants... Read more about Why We Serve – Bridging the Gap in Healthcare...
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.