The mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona is to provide a "Home Away from Home" for families who travel to Tucson seeking medical treatment or hospitalization for the serious illness or injury of a child. RMHC was founded with the understanding that in addition to quality medical care, sick children need the comfort and support of their family. A place where the family can remain close.
In addition to serving those families who have traveled outside of Tucson, RMHC established the Ronald McDonald Family Room to support those families who are local. Located inside Diamond Children''s Medical Center, it offers families of pediatric patients a place to relax, away from the stresses of the hospital, while still being close to their children. The Family Room offers families privacy and personal comfort as well as the opportunity for a light snack, a quiet room to read or to interact with other families who may be experiencing similar circumstances.