Ronald McDonald House
A home away from home
Since 1982, the Albany Ronald McDonald House has served more than 17,000 families from across the country and around the world. The House is the cornerstone of RMHC of the Capital Region, providing a home away from home — free of charge — for families with children facing serious medical issues. Staffed primarily by volunteers and supported entirely by generous donors, the Ronald McDonald House offers much more than home-cooked meals and a comfortable place to stay. We help families face the burdens of childhood illness in a loving, compassionate environment where they can rest without having to worry about anything but their child’s recovery. At “House That Love Built,” children and families get better together.
The Albany Ronald McDonald House offers 25 bedrooms, each with a private bathroom equipped with a shower or tub.
All guest rooms are furnished with queen beds. Some rooms also offer twin beds. Several rooms are handicap-accessible.
Guests of the Ronald McDonald House have full access to common areas including kitchens, living rooms, playrooms, dining room, laundry room, resource library and outdoor playground.
The House has two fully equipped kitchens. Stoves, refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, cookware, bakeware, utensils and dishes are all available for guest use.
Washers, dryers and laundry supplies are available to our guests at no charge. An iron and ironing board are also provided.
There are multiple living rooms throughout the House where guests can read, watch TV, play games, or just relax.
Resource Library & Computers
We maintain a medical resource library with information on childhood illnesses, tips for coping, inspirational books and more. Family computers with internet access are provided in the resource library as well as in the media room.
For the safety of our guests and their belongings, all outside doors are locked at all times. Guests use a security access code to enter the House and are provided a key to their room. Guest rooms should also remain locked at all times.
Free, wireless internet access is available throughout the House. Each guest room is equipped with a private phone for receiving incoming calls and making local, collect or credit card calls.
All rooms have heat and air conditioning. Bed linens and towels are provided. Roll-away beds and cribs are available upon request.