Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months getting treatment for their seriously ill or injured child – a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having mom and dad close by for love and support. A Ronald McDonald House is that “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost.
Our Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We believe that when a child is hospitalized the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.
Open 365 days a year, the Ronald McDonald House of Southern West Virginia offers 14 comfortable bedrooms with private baths, fully-equipped kitchens with dining areas, an outdoor patio area and playground, playroom, laundry facilities, and informal gathering spaces. Several nights a week, a home-cooked meal is provided by a generous community group to help relieve stress for our guests.