What is the difference between Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi?
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi is the legal, incorporated name of the non-profit organization that offers two programs benefiting children and families in Mississippi. The cornerstone program is Ronald McDonald House.
How can I stay at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi?
Families are referred to the House through Coordinated Care or Social Services department at the hospital treating their child. Ask your child’s nurse to contact the appropriate staff member about getting a referral.
Who is eligible to stay at Ronald McDonald House?
Families who have children eighteen (18) years of age or younger being treated at a local medical facility. Patients who are over the age of 18, but are being treated by a pediatrician, qualify also.
Fetal Medicine Program has specific, additional requirements.
Where is Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi located?
We are located on the northwest corner of University of Mississippi Medical Center campus in Jackson. The House is within walking distance of Batson Children’s Hospital and close to all other major hospitals and rehabilitation facilities. The street address is 2524 N. State Street, Jackson, MS 39216.
Who owns and operates Ronald McDonald House?
The House is owned and operated by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi—a Mississippi incorporated 501(c)(3) entity.
How is Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi funded?
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi is 100% community funded by individuals, community groups, and businesses through direct donations or sponsorships of fundraisers. We are grateful, also, for in-kind gifts and services.
How much does it cost to stay at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi?
No family is turned away because of inability to contribute financially. A modest donation of $8 per night is recommended.
How long do families usually stay at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi?
A family can be with us just one night or as long as several months. After thirty days of continuous stay, families rotate from RMHC MS giving another family the opportunity to be near their hospitalized child. Many families return for repeat stays throughout the treatment of their child.