Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities® South Central Ontario Staying With Us

Family Services

Ronald McDonald House Charities® South Central Ontario (RMHC®SCO) provides families with a home away from home while their child receives treatment at our local area hospitals.

Take a Break

Families with children in McMaster Children's Hospital but not staying at Ronald McDonald House may still eligible to make use of our facilities to take a nap, shower, use the computer, do some laundry or make something to eat in our family kitchen.  A hospital referral is still required and daily accommodation is limited based on space. Please call the House at 905-521-9983 for more details.

Kitchen Facilities

Our family kitchen is stocked with all the basics for our families wishing to prepare their own meal at any time, day or night.
We thank our community for donating the food supplied to keep our cupboards stocked.
We also have a family pantry with designated cupboard and fridge space for families to store their own personal food supplies.

Laundry Facilities

Our family laundry facilities are located on each of the two guest floors and are available
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m., 7 days a week.
Complimentary laundry detergent is also available.

Computer Lounge

While the entire House offers free wi-fi for families bringing a personal computer, we also have a two families lounges equipped with a computer available for use.


Fitness Room

A fully equipped exercise room is available for our guests (18 years and over) to use 24 hours a day.


Families can enjoy some quality time in our family theatre room. Join us for our Family Movie Nights on Saturday evenings and enjoy some theatre popcorn and a fun family film.

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