Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House® of the Inland Northwest provides temporary lodging, comfort and support for families with children accessing medical services in Spokane. We also support related efforts to improve children's health.
The Ronald McDonald House is much more than a room to stay in. When families are close to the hosptial, this facilitates more time with their child and more frequent interaction with their clinical care team which helps them better participate in the care decisions. Additionally, families staying with us have free laundry facilities, shuttle rides to and from the hospital, frequent meals prepared by volunteers through our Make-A-Meal program and much more.
Over 60% of the families who stay with us had no idea that they would need our services just 24 hours prior to arriving. Many arriving via helicopter or ambulance. Approximately 57% of the families staying with us are here with a premature infant or newborn with complications, 13% to receive specialized oncology treatment for their children, and 30% due to trauma or another illness.
Families are able to stay at the Ronald McDonald House free of charge thanks to the generosity of our community. The average length of stay is 26 days.