Program areas at Ronald Mcdonald House Charities of Greater Washington DC
Houses: rmhc DC improves children's access to healthcare and helps them heal faster and cope better. Our core programs include: two area Ronald Mcdonald houses (one in Washington d.cDC.c. and one in falls church, Virginia); three Ronald Mcdonald family rooms (at children's national & inova children's hospital); and the kids mobile medical clinic/ronald Mcdonald care mobile that provides "free" healthcare for children in some of Washington d.c.'s most impoverished neighborhoods. Ronald Mcdonald House (rmh) - many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children - a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier... see schedule o for continuation.than not having mom and dad close by for love and support.we believe that when a child is hospitalized the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed. Our Ronald Mcdonald houses are that "home-away-from-home" for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. We ask for a $15 donation per night to help defray the cost of operating the houses; however, no family is turned away for lack of funds. Over the last 40 years, stressed families have stayed over 218,161 nights at our houses. Hospitals served include: children's national, georgetown hospital, inova children's hospital and others. Ronald Mcdonald care mobile - providing a medical home to under-served children. The kids mobile medical clinic/ronald Mcdonald care mobile (kmmc/rmcm) delivers free health care to children and adolescents in Washington d.c.DC.c., including physical, mental, vision and oral health. The second and newest Ronald Mcdonald care mobile is home to the fitness (fun in teaching nutrition and exercise to successful students) program which partners with schools in DC, md, and va to deliver a curriculum focusing on healthy eating and the importance of physical activity to students in grades k-8.ronald Mcdonald family room - supporting family-centered care. Our Ronald Mcdonald family rooms (rmfr) (in children's national medical center and in inova children's hospital) complement our partner hospital's family-centered approach to patient care. The family rooms provide families a place to regroup just steps from their child and make it easier for parents to actively participate in their child's treatment plan.