Keeping Families Close
Helping families heal
Every day New Mexico families with critically ill children travel to Albuquerque for essential medical care not available in their own community. Children in medical crisis need their parents nearby, and families need a temporary home while supporting their ill children. Staying at a hotel is not financially possible. Since 1982, the Ronald McDonald House has provided more than 8,000 nights of temporary lodging to thousands of families traveling 50 miles or more away from Albuquerque, facing this challenging situation.
In addition, with over 14,500 visits annually, the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital and Presbyterian Hospital offer a place to rest and regroup right at the hospital for local families and those traveling, just moments away from their sick child.