“Nothing can compare to living at the Ronald McDonald House. We had other families around to help, and it was calming. It was our home. The House was our sanctuary.” -Trinela, mother to House Hero Emerson
Ronald McDonald House Charities® Alberta supports families seeking vital medical treatment for their seriously ill or injured child. Our warm, compassionate Houses provide a home-away-from-home for families who need to travel for medical reasons. When those families are experiencing one of the most difficult times of their lives – we offer them comfort in being able to stay together.
Since the first Houses were built in Alberta in 1985 -we have supported tens of thousands of families. Every year thousands will stay at one of Alberta’s Ronald McDonald Houses. These stays can be a couple of nights or last for weeks or months at a time.
Each Ronald McDonald House® has family suites for families to rest. The Houses have open kitchens where a family can sit down and share a homemade meal together alongside other families going through similar experiences. The sense of community enables families to rely on one another when they need it most.
A Ronald McDonald House will save a family hundreds to thousands of dollars on accommodation, transportation, meals, laundry and much more. Having a Ronald McDonald House close to the hospital is an important part of family-centred care.
35 Family Suites
Red Deer House
11 Family Suites
27 Family Suites
Medicine Hat House
6 Family Suites
(This House is currently under construction with a projected opening date of December 2019)