30 years Ronald McDonald House of Providence
Family Reunion
Gala family, guests, photo booth
30 years Ronald McDonald House of Providence
Greater Providence Board of Realtors cooking dinner
Bradford Family


Each year nearly 300 families stay at the Ronald McDonald House of Providence and an additional 1,900 enjoy the comforts of the Family Room.

We support families with children from pre-birth to 21 years old who are hospitalized or receive major medical treatment at nearby hospitals.

The Ronald McDonald House of Providence provides programs that directly improve the health and well-being of hospitalized children and their families. Our programs allow families to spend additional time with a sick child, help ease financial burdens, provide a sense of normalcy and keep families together during times of medical crisis.

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Keep families together…now and in the future

Grisby Family


Create a Plan to Help Children and Families

At Ronald McDonald House Providence, we provide strength and support to children and their families by keeping them together when they need it most. Your gifts allow us to bring hope and help to children who are sick through our programs and family-centered care.

Many of our supporters choose to support our future through planned gifts. Unlike cash donations, planned gifts are typically made from assets in your estate rather than from disposable income, and may come to fruition after your lifetime. Even people of modest means can make a difference in the lives of children by planning a gift.

Whether you would like to put your donation to work today or benefit us after your lifetime, we can help you find a charitable plan that meets your goals. With your help, we can continue to make children healthier and happier by giving families a home away from home.

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Did you ever wonder who stays at RMH Providence?

Click here for an inside view of one of the families we’ve served to see what they’ve gone through. Thank you to Jeffrey, Maureen and of course Francis William for sharing their story.

Family Stories

Ely at Ronald McDonald House

Ely's Story!

He was such a beautiful boy. Kind-hearted, inquisitive, active. But then — suddenly — the delightful 11-year-old was a shell of his former self. “His smile was gone,” his mom remembers. “His voice, silent. And his eyes, vacant.”
Chase and The Governor Pet Therapy Dog

Meet Chase!

You never think it will happen to you. But then, one day, it does. Melissa was a young nursing student, with a great heart for people in need. So she volunteered at Ronald McDonald House. She never imagined she would return — 10 years later — desperately in need of help, with her own child struggling in the hospital...

Cooper's Story!

You’ve known people like William and Jenna ... absolutely giddy with the news that they’re going to have a baby! They found out last July. They were so thrilled! But by January, they were reeling. Jenna was in the hospital. Medical complications mounted. The baby would be coming early — dangerously early.
Chloe's birthday

Chloe's Story

The time we spent at the Ronald McDonald House was unforgettable. Temporary housing doesn’t explain it at all. It is so much more than just a roof over your head. Our story started out in May 2017. Our beautiful and loving daughter Chloe was hospitalized at Boston Children’s Hospital with an eating disorder.
Alston Family

Alston Family

We’ve always planned on having children. We planned on what the baby’s name would be, we picked out cute baby clothing, and we planned what the room would look like. We thought we planned for everything.
Azize Family

Francis' Story

When 20 doctors and nurses are crowded into the delivery room, you know something’s wrong.
Shelby pictured with a horse

Shelby's Story

No warning — no reason — just the sudden, horrible nightmare of a child going into seizures.
family photo Melinda

Melinda's Story

My prior knowledge of what a Ronald McDonald House is, became completely shattered after my month extended stay, last month.
Dzioba Family on a swing

Dzioba Family

Hello my name is April. In the past year I have bought a house with my fiancé, got engaged and was blessed with a baby girl in November.

Volunteer Stories

Bernie volunteer at RMH Providence

Meet Bernie!

At 94 years young, Bernie has been volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House since 2016. He wanted to volunteer because he wanted to help.
Loraine & Bob volunteers

Bob & Loraine

At least twice a month, you’ll find Bob & Loraine in our kitchen preparing a home-cooked dinner for our families. They got involved because their grandson was in a hospital...
Melanie volunteer photo

Meet Melanie!

Say hello to Melanie! She’s been volunteering on weekends at the House for over 6 years. She loves helping families feel comfortable & being available to listen if they need an ear.
Elinor Family Room Volunteer

Meet Elinor!

Meet Elinor! She’s been a volunteer at RMH Providence since 2003. In 2010 she started volunteering at Ronald McDonald Family Room inside Hasbro Children’s Hospital.
volunteer stories Fontes family

Blanca and Gil Fontes

Blanca and Gil Fontes believe in the importance of giving back to the community. Their commitment to this belief is easy to see.
Paul & Mary Jane Dow volunteers

Mary Jane and Paul Dow

A story of giving back, as told by Mary Jane and Paul Dow. Learn what prompted this dedicated couple to start volunteering 10 years ago.
Pat M. volunteer stories rmh providence

Pat Manocchia

When Pat Manocchia's 17 year-old grandson was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, she was with him every step of the way.

News & Events

Michael RMHC child

Cox Communications PSA

Thanks to Cox Communications for sharing Michael's story and the Mission of RMH Providence!

Ronald McDonald House of Providence – by the Numbers

By Region


Rhode Island

By Diagnosis



By Age



By Hospital


Women & Infant’s