For any parent, there is nothing more frightening than a sick or injured child. Realizing that adequate medical treatment may be hundreds of miles from home magnifies the stress of a child’s illness or injury. A premature birth, trauma or an ongoing illness can force a family to travel far from home for their child’s medical treatment.
Ronald McDonald House offers a home away from home for families who must be in Roanoke with pediatric patients. Based on a priority system, families find a temporary home, a good meal and a friendly face at Ronald McDonald House, even when money is tight.
Services and Amenities
The Ronald McDonald House in Roanoke has many amenities for families, such as:
- Living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, family room, library, meeting rooms and play room
- 18 beautifully decorated guest rooms, each with two queen-sized beds, a private bathroom, television and telephone
- Linens provided
- A meal every evening
- Smoke-free environment
- Computer with Internet access
- Laundry facilities
- Handicap accessible facility
The Ronald McDonald House suggests a $15 per night donation, but no family is turned away for their inability to pay. Medicaid is accepted.
Referrals are made by physicians, nurses and social workers.
Ronald McDonald House is located just a few blocks from Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital:
2224 S. Jefferson St., S.W.
Roanoke, VA 24014-2404