Our Programs Keep Families Close
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 five programs offer support in multiple ways:
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 cuts gives them time to shadow doctors and nurses and learn more regarding their child’s continued healthcare.
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.
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. It also helps direct patients to restorative dental care.
Along with our community donors and RMHC Global, we provide improved educational opportunities for high school seniors by awarding renewable scholarships. Since 2000, we have awarded more than $1.26 million in scholarship dollars to northern Nevada students.
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.