There's Someplace Like Home

When families have to travel to Tucson for medical care for a child, having a place to stay should be the last thing they have to worry about. And because of the Ronald McDonald House®, it is. Last year more than 550 families called this House their home.


Ronald McDonald Family Room®

There’s nothing quite as stressful as having a baby or child in the hospital. The Ronald McDonald Family Room at Banner Children’s Diamond Children’s Medical Center, staffed by friendly volunteers, gives parents a place to rest and regroup. Away from the child’s bedside but close enough for comfort.

Visit the Family Room

Rolling Care out to Kids

More children in Cochise County will have access to dental care thanks to the new Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, a wonderful partnership with Chiricahua Community Health Centers to help us meet our mission of “improving the health and well-being of children and their families.”


Keeping Families Close®

When Baby Erick was born to Raquel and Erick, he was so loved but so early. Born at 25 weeks gestation, weighing 1 pound, 10 ounces. Raquel stayed at the Ronald McDonald House for 76 nights, caring for her baby in the NICU, while her husband stayed in Sierra Vista, working and caring for their two daughters. “We could not have gotten through the three months without the Ronald McDonald House.”

Read more stories from RMHC Families


Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona exists to improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Through three core programs we create a network of kindness and caring for children and their families.

At the Ronald McDonald House, we provide housing, transportation and support to hundreds of families each year. The Ronald McDonald Family Room® at Diamond Children’s Medical Center gives parents a place to rest and regroup while their child is in the hospital. The new Ronald McDonald Care Mobile ® is bringing dental care to hundreds of children in Cochise County, who otherwise would not have access to a dentist.

Ana Sofia

Rotating Shifts

Families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House operate on every conceivable schedule – and even some inconceivable ones. Take, for instance, Esme & Alejandro, parents of baby Ana Sofia.

How did they manage to never leave her side during her first three weeks of life in the hospital?

Read more about these dedicated parents

Joy happens at the Ronald McDonald House.
It happens when moms with premature babies support each other’s journey and become fast friends. When volunteers spend their free time making sure families feel at home. It happens when a group of children donate their leftover lunch money to help children who are staying here.

Every month we put together a few stories that brightened our day.  We’d like to share them in hopes they will brighten yours.  If you could use a little joyful news (and who couldn’t?), we hope you’ll sign up for our e-newsletter.



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