The Long Beach Ronald McDonald House is a “home-away-from-home” for families with critically-ill children, keeping them close to one another, their doctors, and needed medical care.
It is hard to believe that our House has just celebrated 10 years since we opened our doors to our very first family! Over the past 10 years the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House has provided over 52,000 room nights and services to more than 5,400 families of critically ill children. That's greater than 20,000 people that have stayed with us in their time of need.
We feel extraordinarily blessed that we have never had to close our doors during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, in 2020 at the height of the pandemic, we saw our longest family stay ever at 335 nights.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California is built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal where they will lay their head at night to rest.
At Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California, we strive to help families with sick children to face their circumstances with a sense of courage and hope as we provide them with the essentials needed to endure some of the most difficult times.At Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California, we express our mission through our programs, which include six Ronald McDonald Houses in Bakersfield, Inland Empire, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Orange County, and Pasadena. We operate two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at CHOC Children's Hospital in Orange and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital, and we are developing a new Family Room in Ventura, at Ventura County Medical Center. As well as a new Ronald McDonald House in West Los Angeles, at UCLA/Mattel Children's Hospital. We are also one of the only Ronald McDonald House Charities chapters across the world that operates a cost-free, medically-supervised Camp for children with cancer and their families, Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times. At Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California, we strive to help families with sick children to face their circumstances with a sense of courage and hope as we provide them with the essentials needed to endure some of the most difficult times.