Mission: GUIDED BY ITS CORE VALUES OF COMPASSION AND GIVING, THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF PITTSBURGH (RMHC) IS COMMITTED TO HELPING CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES LEAD HAPPIER, HEALTHIER, AND MORE PRODUCTIVE LIVES. IN CARRYING OUT THIS MISSION, THE RMHC OFFERS SERVICES AND PROGRAMS WHICH:-PROVIDE A HOME AWAY FROM HOME FOR FAMILIES OF SERIOUSLY ILL CHILDREN RECEIVING MEDICAL CARE IN CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PITTSBURGH AND OTHER AREA HOSPITALS
Programs: Rmhc owns and operates the ronald mcdonald house in pittsburgh, pa. The house, rmhc's cornerstone program, provides a home away from home for families of children less than 21 years of age being treated in pittsburgh for cancer, transplantation surgery, and other serious illness. A modest donation (currently $15 per night) is requested and is waived when deemed appropriate. Experience has shown that there is a great need for such facilities, in light of the wide geographical area from which children's hospital of pittsburgh of upmc and other local medical facilities draw their patients and the high cost of accomodations in the pittsburgh area. Rmhc began operations in the late 1970s, when they purchased a large victorian home in the shadyside section of pittsburgh. In 1994, they purchased an apartment building next to the victorian home. In november 2009, rmhc moved its new expanded facility on the campus of children's hospital increasing the number of leaseable rooms from 24 to 59. In addition to providing lodging, the facilities serve as places where parents of children with serious illnesses can discuss common fears, anxieties, and problems and offer one another practical help and emotional support. Rmhc revenues are used to pay for the acquitition, renovation, operation, and maintenance of the facilities it operates. Rmhc has been and will be the recipient of funds raised from promotions by the pittsburgh area mcdonald's restaurant owners association. Additional contributions have been received and are anticipated from businesses, foundations, other sources, and the general public.
rmhc supports the ronald mcdonald house/children's hospital care mobile. The care mobile is a doctor's office on wheels providing primary care to children in undeserved communities in the pittsburgh area.
We were not sure what to expect as it was our first visit and WOW we felt totally blessed and amazed that there are still organizations out there willing to help families in need and who are just going thru a difficult time while their child is in the hospital. We do all that we can to help the RMH wherever we are ! A true gift from God this organization is!
I just want to say that I have heard nothing but positive reviews of the RMHC of Pittsburgh from my sister whose child spends a lot of time in and out of the Children’s Hospital. You have been such a lifesaver for her and her family. Keep up the good work! We need more charities like you!