Expanding the Family Campus
Prior to opening the doors of our North Ronald McDonald House in Spokane in March 2020, families were turned
away every single day due to lack of available rooms at our 22-room South House. On average, fourteen families a
day were on our waiting list. These families face difficult decisions as many are unable to pay for a hotel. Instead, they have to sleep in their cars, sleep in hospital waiting rooms, or leave their hospitalized infant or child to travel home. More than half face incredible financial hardships due to loss of income(s) and mounting medical bills.
Spokane is the premier medical hub for the Inland Northwest. Due to growth and advancements in the medical
community, increases in pediatric specialists, and the region’s population growth, there are more families than ever
seeking lodging at our Spokane Family Campus.
In 2018, after a decade of strategic planning, site exploration and community input, we broke ground on our big dream: a second house (North House) right across the street from our current house (South House). Our North House opened in March 2020, more than doubling our capacity to serve families in crisis.