What we do

Since our inception over 25 years ago, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts has worked to make a difference in the lives of children. Ronald McDonald Houses, community grants, local scholarships and other programs have allowed us to have an impact on the health and well being of children.

RMHC makes a difference in the lives of children in key ways:

  • Houses – we have two Ronald McDonald Houses® in our coverage area that each serve as a ‘home-away-from-home’ for families of children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. These amazing facilities are located in New Haven, Conn., and Springfield, Mass.
  • Scholarships – each year the local chapter awards a total of $50,000 to graduating high school seniors residing within the charity’s service area.
  • Special Programs – throughout the year the local chapter executes various programs to support its mission, including the Local Hero Awards to honor area teachers who help shape our children’s futures.
  • Grants– the local chapter awards grants to non-profit organizations throughout Connecticut (excluding Fairfield County, which is serviced by a different RMHC chapter) and Western Massachusetts (Franklin, Hampshire and Hamden counties only; other counties are serviced by a different RMHC chapter).