About Us!

A place that feels like home…

Ronald McDonald House Charities® Northern Nevada supports families who have a child receiving treatment at an area hospital. Since 1987, we’ve created and supported programs that directly improve their health and well-being.

Every day, we work to create an environment of comfort and hope that allows families respite during their child’s health challenges. While we may not be able to make medicine taste better or erase the pain of a critical health treatments, we can help ease financial and emotional burdens and give children in the hospital what they truly want: their family.

We rely on the generosity of thousands of donors, the ingenuity of local volunteers, and the dedication of staff to operate our four programs:

    • Ronald McDonald House®
    • Ronald McDonald Family Room®
    • Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®
    • Travel-for-Treatment Program®

The single most reason our family was able to endure our child’s medical care and the stress that came with being away from home.

— Jane Johnson


Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northern Nevada provides essential services, removes barriers, strengthens families, and promotes healing when children need healthcare.


Our vision is a community where children’s health needs are met with care and compassion. Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada will help bridge the service gaps in our community by playing an integral role in meeting these needs.


Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada opened in 1987. The House welcomes families living more than 30 miles away from Reno who has a child receiving treatment at a local hospital or clinic. Through our additional community outreach programs, we address the health and education needs of children in our community. Those programs include: Travel for Treatment (1992), the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile (2003), and the Ronald McDonald Family Room (2012). Since opening our doors in 1987, the House has hosted more than 8,500 families ranging from northern Nevada and California areas to international destinations.

Each year we serve an average of 170 families at the House. Through all our programs, Ronald McDonald House Charities® Northern Nevada serves more than 880 families in northern Nevada, northern California, and across the globe.