Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Michiana offers a variety of services to families with a child receiving treatment at Beacon Children's Hospital. Many families register for Day Services which are available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., 365 days/year. Day services may include visiting the House for meals, taking a shower, doing a load of laundry, or escaping the stress of the hospital for a few minutes by sitting down in a quiet and welcoming space. We also provide a children's playroom featuring a full-wall photo-mural that lets you feel like you are playing outside in a big, open field!
RMHC keeps a fully stocked kitchen for breakfast, lunch and snacks and a hot meal is served every night at 6 p.m. All toiletries, towels and even laundry detergent are provided for guests as needed.
In addition to Day Services, families who receive a referral from the hospital can register for a guest room at RMHC. Our House has 20 overnight bedroom suites. Each suite has 2 queen size beds and a private bathroom. As with all of our services, there is never a charge for a family to utilize RMHC of Michiana--and a family may stay with us as long as their child is receiving treatment at Beacon Children's Hospital. For many families a stay at RMHC may be as short as a few days, while for others, a stay may last weeks or even months.
Monday through Friday, volunteers take our coffee cart to each hospital room in the Children's Hospital to offer coffee, snacks, juice and books or small toys to patients and families. The coffee cart is our best method of informing families of the services that are available at RMHC and offers support to those families who are not comfortable leaving their child's bedside at any point during treatment. As with all of our services, there is never a charge for snacks, drinks, books or toys from the coffee cart.