Mission: The Ronald McDonald House of Indiana provides a supportive home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill or injured children receiving medical care at Riley Hospital for Children and other Indianapolis-area hospitals.
Results: In 2010, the House provided lodging services to 1,495 families and day-respite services to 2,860 families from across the nation.
Target demographics: Families of seriously ill or injured children being treated in Indianapolis-area hospitals needing a place to call home in their time of need.
Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 3,000 families are served annually with lodging and day services.
Geographic areas served: All Indiana counties, as well as other states and countries.
Programs: Overnight lodging and day services for families receiving treatment at Riley Hospital for Children, or other Indianapolis-area hospitals.
My husband and I stayed at the Ronald McDonald house two different times in 2008 while our son was undergoing surgery for a heart defect. We were given a room right away each time because of our particular circumstance. It provided us a way to sleep, and take shower but still be close to our son if needed which was very comforting to us. There were plenty of meals provided at both the Limestone and Riley location that helped make our stay in the hospital a little better. What a wonderful place to help families through the simple things while going through a difficult time.