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We give children what they need most – their families

  Nolan and his parents  
   
 

Little Nolan Mearon Beauvais came swiftly into the world – only one hour after Nicole arrived at Children’s – weighing 1 pound, 8 ounces. Only 24 ounces.

 

Providing a home-away-from-home to keep families together during a child’s serious illness is what Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest is all about. Each year, we serve nearly 4,000 families – some from across the region and others from across the globe – at our Twin Cities’ locations:

Families are never required to pay for our services – including lodging, meals, schooling, and more – so we rely on our generous community to support our efforts.

If it takes a village to care for an ailing child, it takes a community to support the Ronald McDonald House. A house built by generous strangers, compassionate organizations and caring individuals.
A House That Love Built.

 

Ronald McDonald House – Oak Street

near the University of MinnesotaHow to access services

The Ronald McDonald House on Oak Street, near the University of Minnesota campus, is our original location and cornerstone program.

Located just a short shuttle ride from the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, the House features rooms for 48 families (which are occupied over 95% of the time) as well as spacious common areas, outdoor play areas, an exercise room and more.

Features of the Ronald McDonald House - Oak Street

  • 48 private rooms with bathrooms, private phone lines, TVs and DVD players, and various combinations of queen beds, bunk beds and sleeper sofas
  • Home-cooked dinners every night and brunch on Saturday and Sunday, all purchased, prepared and served by Cooks for Kids volunteers
  • Multiple smaller kitchen areas with microwaves, refrigerators and ovens and Help Yourself Pantries accessible 24/7
  • An accredited on-site K-12 school for patients and siblings
  • Child and family-friendly activities, including daily arts and crafts, a summer kids’ program, tickets to local events and more
  • Official House Dog, Eddie, trained to offer comfort, love and a fun distraction
  • Laundry facilities, a gym and exercise room
  • Internet Access with free Wi-Fi

How to Access Services at RMH - Oak Street

  • In order to stay at the Ronald McDonald House - Oak Street, the patient must be aged 19 or younger, have cancer or another life-threatening illness, and live outside of a 60 mile radius of the Twin Cities.
  • In addition, families staying at the Ronald McDonald House - Oak Street must have a referral from a social worker at a Twin Cities hospital.
  • Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. We encourage families to call several days prior to their arrival in the Twin Cities to check on availability.
Ronald McDonald House Charities Upper Midwest

Location

621 Oak Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414


Contact / Directions

Did you know?

  • The Oak Street House is actually four houses connected to one another. Together, RMH-Oak Street offers families more than 75,000 square feet of comfortable living space

  • RMH-Oak Street has the longest average stay of any Ronald McDonald House in the world, with families staying with us for an average of 165 nights

  • The accredited on-site K-12 school at RMH-Oak Street has served patients and siblings from 26 states and 6 countries

  • In 2014, the Oak Street House underwent a major renovation thanks to lead gifts from the following organizations:
     Major League Baseball
     The Pohlad Family Foundation
     The Minnesota Twins
     The Minnesota Twins Community Fund

 


 

Ronald McDonald House

inside Children's Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota, MinneapolisHow to access services

This beautiful and spacious facility is located on the third floor of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics in south Minneapolis. Serving families with children receiving treatment in intensive care units, the House offers parents a place to rest and regroup just steps away from their child.

Features of RMH - Children’s, Minneapolis

  • 15 private rooms (including two suites), each with its own bathroom, TV and phone
  • Private nap and shower rooms for day use
  • Home-cooked dinners every night and brunch on Saturday and Sunday, all purchased, prepared and served by Cooks for Kids volunteers
  • A Help Yourself Pantry for making breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • A relaxing lounge with a TV and reading materials
  • An exercise area, computer lounge and patio

How to Access Services at RMH - Children’s, Minneapolis

  • Families of patients in CVCC, ICC, NICU, and PICU are granted access to the House for day use.
  • Families are granted access to overnight sleeping rooms after a referral from a social worker.
Ronald McDonald House Charities Upper Midwest

Location

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis

2525 Chicago Avenue South 
Minneapolis, MN 55404


Contact / Directions

Did you know?

  • Since opening in November 2010, RMH-Children’s, Minneapolis has served more than 5,600 families.

  • 75% of the families supported by this House live in the Twin Cities metro area.

  • In 2014, Cooks for Kids volunteers served 427 meals to families using RMH-Children’s, Minneapolis.


 

Ronald McDonald Family Room

inside Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare in St. PaulHow to Access Services

Opened in July 2011, the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul provides families a respite from the busy hospital environment just steps away from a child receiving medical treatment for a serious condition or disability. Like the RMH - Children’s, Minneapolis, the Family Room does not have a geographic requirement for use.

Features of the Ronald McDonald Family Room - Gillette, St. Paul

  • Four spacious and inviting guest rooms, each with a private bathroom
  • Home-cooked dinners every night and brunch on Saturday and Sunday, all purchased, prepared and served by Cooks for Kids volunteers
  • A Help Yourself Pantry for making breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Chad’s Locker, an athletic locker full of kid-friendly games, tablets and technology, donated by Minnesota Viking Chad Greenway
  • A relaxing lounge with a TV and reading materials
  • Laundry facilities

How to Access Services at RMFR - Gillette, St. Paul

  • Families of patients who are receiving in-patient care are granted access to the Family Room for day use. In addition, families are granted access to overnight sleeping rooms after a referral from a social worker.
Ronald McDonald Family Room inside Gillette

Location

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
640 Jackson Street
St. Paul, MN 55101

Contact / Directions

Did you Know?

  • Each day, an average of 37 families relax and rejuvenate in this warm and welcoming space

  • In 2014, the Family Room served a total of 1,911 families, an increase of nearly 9% over 2013

  • More than half of the families who use the Family Room come from within 60 miles of the hospital

  • In 2014, Cooks for Kids volunteers served 348 meals to families using the Family Room

 

Ronald McDonald Family Room

inside Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, St. Paul

 

We are thrilled to open our fourth Twin Cities’ location, the Ronald McDonald Family Room inside Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, St. Paul in summer 2015.

Featuring four overnight sleeping rooms, a spacious kitchen, a hospitality area for coffee and relaxation, a Help Yourself Pantry, exercise room and laundry facilities, this beautiful new space will serve families with children receiving treatment in the hospital’s intensive care units.

Coming summer 2015!

Ronald McDonald Family Room inside Gillette

Location

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, St. Paul
345 North Smith Avenue
St Paul, MN 55101