Why we do what we do

What We Do

Offering strength and hope each day, every day

Helping a child fight their illness or recover from an accident takes an emotional and financial toll on a family. When that care is far from home travel and lodging costs begin piling up. Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada provides helpful resources for families so they can address their child’s health challenges together. Our programs offer support in multiple ways:

The Ronald McDonald House

Guest families come home to a delicious meal and connect to other families in similar situations before resting. Families often cite their proximity to the hospital gives them time to shadow doctors and nurses and learn more regarding their child’s continued healthcare.

The Ronald McDonald Family Room

For families with a child in Renown Children’s Hospital, the Ronald McDonald Family Room provides a safe haven within the hospital to briefly step away from their child’s room. Parents can use the room to privately consult with doctors, greet larger groups of visitors, or simply enjoy coffee near the fireplace.

The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

With help from our medical partner, Community Health Alliance, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile delivers oral health screenings, nutrition education, immunizations and referral/follow-up appointments to children.


The Travel-for-Treatment program provides financial travel assistance to parents when a child’s medical treatment is not available locally. Our goal is to ensure the cost of travel does not affect a child’s ability to get the care they need.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada is part of a global network that includes more than 365 Ronald McDonald Houses worldwide. Availability of programs varies from House to House.