“A Home Away from Home”
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh provides temporary housing to families who must travel to the Pittsburgh area to get life-saving medical care for their children. Our goal is to provide a “home away from home” during one of the most difficult times in their lives. By providing the necessities of home, families can focus solely on the well-being of their sick child. Although the cost is $15 per night, no family is turned away based on their ability to pay.
Connected to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, the Ronald McDonald House accommodates 60 families a night. Each family has a private suite, but can gather with others for support and encouragement in the community areas on the top floor.
In addition, the Ronald McDonald House has partnered with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh to provide the Care Mobile, a 40-foot vehicle designed and built specifically for the delivery of pediatric health care. The state of the art vehicle brings vital medical services to underserved communities in Western Pennsylvania. Pediatricians, nurses, nurse practitioners and respiratory therapists from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh provide medical care to children who are unable to visit the doctor regularly. The Care Mobile provides services to 3,000 patients per year.