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Ronald McDonald Family Room

Located in the heart of the Providence Children's Hospital, the Ronald McDonald Family Room provides the parents and immediate family of children being treated in the hospital, with a place for respite and relaxation within the walls of a hospital. 

When a child is critically ill, parents are reluctant to leave their side. By offering a calm and quiet place for relaxation, the room replicates a home-like atmosphere when a parent needs a break from the "hospital environment." Families are invited to stop by to have something to eat free of charge, check their email, watch TV, read the newspaper or connect with other families with similar circumstances. 

Benefits:

  • Families who travel far from home for medical care
  • Local families with limited transportation
  • Offers a quiet area for individuals  who may need to be alone
  • Helps families feel welcomed and supported
  • Provides a valuable service to local families 

The Ronald McDonald Family Room is available from 9a.m. to 9p.m. seven days a week. The Family Room is primarily supported and maintained by Providence Children’s Hospital and also by private and corporate donations.  Food and snacks are available when a volunteer is present.  

The Family Room is primarily supported and maintained by The Children's Hospital at Providence and also by private and corporate donations. Food and snacks will only be available when a volunteer is present. Currently, there are 106 Family Rooms in the United States.