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Our Impact

Meet our Families

  • We are so grateful to have the help of the Ronald McDonald House My four-year-old son, Ozmar, was born with normal hearing, which was then wiped out by bacterial meningitis… Read more about Olivas Family Story...

  • In early October, Steffani and her partner, Sterling, received the news no parent-to-be wants to hear; their daughter, Scarlett, would be arriving early. “It was scary, but not unexpected, the… Read more about Baby Scarlett...

  • After going into complicated premature labor just 27 weeks into her pregnancy, Venessa and her unborn twin girls were airlifted from Carlsbad, New Mexico, to Lovelace Women’s Hospital in Albuquerque.… Read more about The George Family...

Who We Serve

Every day New Mexico families with critically ill children travel to Albuquerque for essential medical care not available in their 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 annually of temporary lodging to thousands of families traveling 50 miles or more away from Albuquerque, facing this challenging situation.

In addition, with over 17,000 visits annually, the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at the 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.

2021 Ronald McDonald House program
Lodging Statistics

New Mexico Nights by County: 5,647*
Out of State Nights: 906

*Reflects closure and capacity limitations due to COVID-19 restrictions.