RMHC Augusta has been a "home away from home" for families seeking medical treatment for their sick or injured child for over 30 years. We have helped over 16,500 families, since we opened our doors in 1984.
In 2014, we served 631 families.
It's easy to give to RMHC Augusta! You can donate online, drop your spare change in a donation box at McDonald's, donate goods or services, or volunteer your time.
The Ronald McDonald House of Augusta, GA is a
"Home Away From Home" for families of seriously ill
children. The house is not a motel - in fact it is quite
different. We provide temporary lodging for families
whose child (18 and under) is undergoing serious medical
treatment. Assisting families of children is our mission and
due to a long waiting list and full capacity, we simply do
not have the space to assist families of adult patients.
The families served by our house must live a minimum of
25 miles from the hospital.
Click here for a virtual tour of our home.
Rooms cannot be guaranteed in advance. The Ronald McDonald House of Augusta only has 23 bedrooms. We stay full most of the time so a vacancy depends on hospital discharge, which is highly unpredictable. We recommend that families on our waiting list make alternate arrangements at local hotels as a backup plan in case a room is not available for scheduled procedures. Reservations must be made through hospital guest relations to obtain a discounted medical rate.
Our office is here at the house and is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Our room fees are $20.00 a night. No family who is unable to pay is turned away from staying at the Ronald McDonald House.
Each bedroom is furnished with two queen beds, a small closet with hangers, drawer space and bathroom. The House provides sheets and towels, and guests are responsible for cleaning their room before checking out.
The House has kitchen facilities, a dining area, a living room, laundry facilities, a play area and TV area that are shared by everyone. The kitchen is stocked with dishes, glassware, pots and pans, and just about anything you might need for cooking. We have a community cupboard with non-perishable food that has been donated for everyone to share. Smoking is strictly prohibited on Ronald McDonald House property. Almost every night, a hot meal is cooked and set out by generous volunteers for all the families to share. This is a wonderful way to get to know other families going through the same difficult situations as your family.
Children are welcome at the Ronald McDonald House but must be supervised at all times. No one under 15 is allowed to be in the house without a parent or guardian and parent or guardian must also accompany mothers under 18.