The Ronald McDonald House

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The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is a place for parents and families of pediatric patients at Dayton Children's Hospital and other area hospitals to take a break from the hospital while remaining available for their child at a moment’s notice. The Ronald McDonald House Charities is available as a home away from home when a child is facing hospitalization.

Located just across the street from Dayton Children's on the corner of Chapel and Valley Streets, the Ronald McDonald House Charities has 14 bedrooms with private baths; four large kitchens; two family rooms, as well as a play area, laundry facilities, a patio and free parking.

Here are a few examples of how the house can serve visitors:

  • Day surgery: If the patient is scheduled for day surgery early in the morning, the family can enjoy a more relaxed pace the next day if they check into the RMH the night before.
  • Frequent hospitalizations: If the patient has a chronic condition, RMH stays can be helpful during both planned and unplanned hospital visits.
  • Lengthy hospitalizations: The RMH is equipped to meet the long-term needs of families if the patient is hospitalized for weeks or months.
  • Day use: A family who is unwilling to leave a child overnight can visit the house during the day to eat, shower and take a break from the hospital.

8:00 am – 5:00 pm, office hours
9:00 am – 9:00 pm, registration hours
Visitors welcome 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Please call before stopping by. Space is sometimes limited.

After 9:00 pm, emergency phone calls only, please. Follow prompts on automated answering system.


555 Valley Street
Dayton, OH 45404
Phone: 937-224-0047


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