The Ronald McDonald House of Delaware provides a temporary residence for families of seriously ill or injured children receiving treatment at area hospitals.
In addition to providing a place to stay, the House offers nurturing and supportive environments where families can be together and find comfort.
Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children – a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having mom and dad close by for love and support.
Since our doors opened in June 1991, we have welcomed nearly 50,000 families. In 2019, we served 1,695 families.
Ronald McDonald House of Delaware Amenities
Our House provides amenities and resources to enhance the stay of all guests, including:
- Lodging for 50 families
- 9 ADA rooms
- Private bath
- In-room telephone with voicemail
- In-room television
- Spacious living rooms
- Small theater
- Large dining room
- Kitchen with self-service stations
- Family storage areas
- Hot evening meals
- Weekly activities including pet therapy
- Family computers with internet access
- Fitness center
- Teen room
- Hair salon
- Children’s playrooms
- Multi-Sensory Program (Multi-Sensory Room- click to learn more)
- Laundry facilities
We ask for a donation of $15 per night. No one is ever turned away due to inability to pay.
Families are stronger when they are together. By staying at a Ronald McDonald House, parents can better communicate with their child’s medical team and keep up with complicated treatment plans when needed. They can also focus on the health of their child, rather than grocery shopping, cleaning or cooking meals.