The Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut is a temporary “home away from home” for families of children who are being treated at nearby hospitals and healthcare facilities, such as the Children’s Hospital at Yale-New Haven, Yale-New Haven Hospital, The Hospital of St. Raphael, Bridgeport Hospital. With a proper referral we will house the family of any child being treated in any nearby health facility.
We offer families the opportunity to be close to their child in a homey, supportive atmosphere. We have 18 bedrooms with private baths, a handicapped accessible kitchen, a dining room, a family room, play areas with all the amenities of a home, laundry facilities as well as 2 respite rooms and a fully handicap accessible shower room. We are not a hotel or a dormitory; we are home directly across the street to Yale New Haven Childrens Hospital. Frequently Asked Questions…
The Advisory Council of the Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut provides on-going support for house operations, fundraising and public awareness. The Advisory Council regularly nominates candidates for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts (RMHC CTMA) Board of Directors. Read more…
The House has 5 full-time and 6 part-time staff members, as well as volunteers on the premises 24 hours a day/365 days a year. Their goal is to help each guest experience a pleasant stay. We are the only Ronald McDonald House in Connecticut and have served thousands of guests since opening our doors in November of 1985. Read more…
Health and Safety Notice
In recent weeks, Ronald McDonald House Charities of CT and Western MA has worked closely with state and local officials, community partners and area hospitals to navigate the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Our top priority during this time has remained focused on the health and well-being of our guest families, staff and the communities in which we serve, as we navigate the rapidly changing global environment.
To ensure RMHC CTMA families continue to receive lodging and resources that ensure their safety and ability to socially distance, we are securing alternate housing opportunities locally and continuing to provide food, toiletries and daily necessities at no cost to them.
It is with great pride that we continue to fulfill our mission of helping families with critically ill children at the hospital. While this method of support is an adaptation of our normal model, our compassion and care for our families has not wavered.
We believe this adjustment to our programming is the most responsible way to help protect our guest families. We are closely monitoring this situation and will continue to keep you updated as we take steps in the best interest of our guest families, staff, volunteers and the communities we serve.
Thank you for your support during this critical time. Our families still need us and we need you.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Make a donation. Your heartfelt contribution today allows us the flexibility to support our families in the ways they need it most. Together, we will keep them safe and close to the medical care they need.