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We Keep Families Close to What Matters Most—Their Children

Located in Stony Brook Children’s Hospital and just steps from the children’s hospital rooms, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms are open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and provide a space for moms and dads to rest, recharge, grab a snack and take a shower.

Family Rooms Serve Families In The Hospital

  • The living area lets mom and dad take a moment to rest, watch TV, talk to one another, or review information provided by their child’s medical team.
  • Volunteers serve fresh baked cookies and snacks for when families need a little lift or are hungry after a long day.
  • Whether families need a sympathetic ear, a smile or an encouraging word, RMHC New York Metro volunteers make their day a little bit brighter.
  • Lots of moms and dads can’t bear to leave the child’s bedside to go home and shower. The Family Room gives them space to freshen up just steps away.
  • Sometimes families sleep bedside and need a way to freshen up. The laundry and bathroom facilities are open 24 hours a day.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer to support families staying at our Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.

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Learn How to Stay

To learn more about staying at a Ronald McDonald Family Room, contact your hospital social worker. Working with their teams, we do our best to serve the families who travel far from home for treatment.

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