We’re taking the next step in our efforts to expand care. Several steps, actually–a brief walk down the street, back to our old building!
The North House is a new name for our original Ronald McDonald House, which we said goodbye to in 2009. That’s when we moved to our current 47-room facility, and Rady Children’s Hospital began using the building for overflow offices.
But the need for family lodging near the hospital has grown beyond our capacity. Many families wait two long weeks for a room to be available.
We don’t want to turn anyone away for lack of room. The North House is a great way to say ‘yes’ to eight more families every night. − Charles E. Day, President & CEO
We’re thrilled to be able to open the original Ronald McDonald House to families once more. But first, this 1980s building needs surface improvements, fixtures, and furnishings to make it comfortable for families today. We’ve also got to raise the money to underwrite life-changing stays for families in their time of need.
We’re on our way! Construction Photos
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July 13, 2017
Let’s treat our families like royalty at this new “home away from home.” We’ll form a human chain between our main facility and the North House, delivering supplies and demonstrating our support for hospitalized children and their families.
Volunteers and staff will offer scheduled tours of the North House, and we’ll have refreshments outdoors.
Eight rooms is a first step, but we need to do more. Our plan is to operate this remodeled North House for up to seven years while solidifying a path for long-term expansion. Our hope is to build a larger facility on this site, or at another location with additional hospital partners.
We’re so thankful for the people and companies that are making the North House expansion possible.
- Pecoraro Painting
- Pacific Green Landscaping
- Vista Paint
Our Founders, Our Families
Read about how our first Ronald McDonald House started, with the story of one of our founders, Connie Ojeda Hernandez: