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About Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Metro

For 33 years, RMHC New York Metro and our cornerstone program, Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park, have been creating communities of support to keep families together and near the medical care their ill or injured children need, when they need it most.

Over the years, and only because of the generosity of donors who have supported our cause, we have evolved. We continue to develop programs to meet families’ needs as they face the medical uncertainty and financial stress of caring for their children. Today, RMHC New York Metro serves children throughout Long Island and the greater New York metro area through the operation and financial support of several RMHC programs.

 

Our vision

A world where all children have access to the medical care they need, and their families are fully supported and actively involved in their children’s care.

 

Our mission

Build a community of compassionate care by creating and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of sick children and their families.

 

We believe in:

  • Addressing the critical needs of children and their families.
  • Providing compassionate care and communities of support.
  • Welcoming and celebrating the diversity of our community and families we serve.
  • Stewarding our donor’s investment with accountability and transparency.

 

2019–2020 impact goals

Thousands of families travel to New York each year to find the best doctors to treat their sick children. With your help, we will achieve more for the families that rely on us:

  • Provide 6,000 families with a home to live in just steps from their children’s bedside (that’s 1,500 more than last year).
  • Serve 15,000 more meals and snacks to families so they have the food they need to stay strong. That means we will serve 130,920 meals to families caring for their sick child.
  • Save families $375 per night in lodging and meal expenses.
  • Give parents six more hours together with their sick children by eliminating the long commute from their home, having meals ready-made and providing family spaces and activities they can enjoy.
  • Launch our campaign to build a new 20-bedroom Ronald McDonald House in Suffolk County.

Programs

  • Ronald McDonald Houses

    The Ronald McDonald House in Nassau and the future Ronald McDonald House in Suffolk offer families comfort and care, just steps from their child’s bedside.

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  • Ronald McDonald Family Rooms

    At Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, steps from children’s rooms, offer space for parents to rest, recharge, eat, and shower.

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  • Hospitality À La Carte

    Volunteers with the colorful RMHC Hospitality à la Carte deliver toiletries, snacks, games, books, and toys to parents and children in their hospital room.

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  • FAMILY RESOURCES

    When finding the best care for a sick child, families need to be close to the best doctors and much more. We support them so they can support their child.

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  • MISSION PARTNERS/CORPORATE PARTNERS

    Mission partners provide financial and in-kind gifts so we can make sure families have time to focus on what’s most important—their children.

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  • BOARD LEADERSHIP/CHAPTER LEADERSHIP

    Our diverse and experienced board and staff leadership ensure your donation is invested to better support our programs—and the families we serve.

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  • HISTORY

    Our founders believed no child should face an illness alone. We do too. RMHC NYM programs keep families close to each other and critical medical care.

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At RMHC New York Metro, the health and well-being of our guests, families, volunteers and staff are our highest priority. We are closely monitoring the dynamic situation of COVID-19, and we will continue to act thoughtfully to ensure all precautionary steps are taken.

RMHC New York Metro follows strict infectious disease protocols to ensure the safety of our families and staff.

We are in regular contact with our hospital partners and local health authorities who monitor the situation. We have implemented a more frequent schedule for cleaning and disinfecting our common use spaces and have issued guidelines and supplies for our families to do the same.

Should the need arise, we will take additional action to protect our staff and the families we serve.