You may know or have heard about the Ronald McDonald House, located on the campus of ProMedica Toledo Hospital. You may have even spent some time there at one point. But did you know all that the house can provide for you? The Ronald McDonald House of Northwest Ohio was opened in 1982 and now offers services to over 500 families every year. Their mission is to be a home away from home, and that is exactly the feeling you get right the moment you walk inside its doors. The beautiful new facility boasts 22 bedrooms with private bathrooms, bright community spaces, daily home-cooked meals, laundry facilities, indoor and outdoor play areas, and a fully-stocked kitchen, all at no cost to the families.
Most of you know the house as a comfortable place to stay when your child is hospitalized – that is true, but Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is so much more. The local house serves anyone with either a sick child or a child with a chronic illness, as long as you reside outside of the city of Toledo. It is not just for hospital stays. If you have an early doctor’s appointment in town, you may call and see if there is a spot available. Many of you travel a great distance to see your endocrinologist, check and see if you can stay the night before.
Maybe you don’t need an overnight place to stay, but could use a place to relax during the day? You can always call the house and ask for a day pass.Take a break in a comfortable environment and recharge a little. You can still use all of the facilities and even get your meals at the house.
DYS and Ronald McDonald House Partner for Camp
In the past, the Ronald McDonald House has hosted DYS families for Little Shots Camp. The staff would love to host our families again. If you live outside of Toledo and want your child to go to camp, contact the house to learn how you can stay in town while your favorite T1D has a blast at camp. Too close to spend the night, but too far to go home? Get a day pass! Spend the day in a comfortable and air-conditioned place where you and your other children can relax.
You need to call ahead and complete the form below, a background check is required before your stay. To learn more about the process, contact Lisa at the Toledo Ronald McDonald House at 419-471-4663 x6113 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell her that DYS sent you.
You cannot make a reservation, so if your stay at the house is required for your child to attend camp, please contact the DYS office and we can make arrangements to support you. Do not let the distance from Toledo be the reason your child misses camp. It is an experience that they will never forget.