The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of Greater Las Vegas is to create and support programs that directly improve the health, education, and well-being of children in our community. The Ronald McDonald House® is the cornerstone program of RMHC® and provides temporary housing for families who travel to Las Vegas to receive critical medical treatment for their children.
Families are stronger when they are together and their presence helps a sick child cope better. Research even proves that while we cannot make medicine taste better or take away painful treatment, we can help lessen the burden and ensure families have the stability and resources to support their child’s recovery.
Since opening in July of 1998, the House has served more than 4,600 families for more than 56,500 nights. In 2017, the House served 452 adults and 194 children for more than 3,600 nights. The average length of stay was 11 days, and the House saved families more $460,000 in lodging costs in 2017 (based on 2017 average nightly lodging rates in Las Vegas of $130.48).
Any family whose pediatric child (21 years or younger) is receiving medical treatment (inpatient or outpatient) may request a room at Ronald McDonald House. All families must be referred by a doctor, nurse, social worker or other medical source who can verify patient information. Families who live 30 miles or more outside of the Greater Las Vegas area are eligible to stay.