Ronald McDonald Houses

Many families travel far from home to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children. Often, it can be a long time to be away from home or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having their mom and dad close by for love and support.

There are two Ronald McDonald Houses in St. Louis that provide a home-away-from-home for families so they can stay close to their hospitalized child at little or no cost. Our Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We allow families to face the weight of illness together and to focus on the health of their child rather than grocery shopping, cleaning, or cooking meals.

RMHC St. Louis requests a nominal fee for a family’s stay at the House, but no family is turned away or denied a future stay because of their ability to pay.

St. Louis Area Houses

West County Ronald McDonald House

The West County Ronald McDonald House is the 300th House in the world! Built in 2010, the House has 20 bedrooms and primarily provides services to families at Mercy Children’s Hospital and Shriner’s Children’s Hospital – St. Louis.

300 Ronald McDonald House Lane
St. Louis, MO, 63141
Phone: 314.485.0300

Grove Ronald McDonald House

The Grove Ronald McDonald House opens in June 2024. The 72-bedroom Ronald McDonald House will increase our capacity and offer families a wide range of amenities. Families will enjoy meals our on-staff chef prepares in our large commercial kitchen. They can use yoga and workout equipment in the Wellness Center. Guests can play video games in the St. Louis Blues Game Room or enjoy a comfortable seating area to watch a baseball game in the St. Louis Cardinals Care Family Room. Each private suite has a queen-sized bed, sitting area, bathroom, and small fridge. A virtual tour is coming soon.  

4321 Chouteau Avenue 
St. Louis, MO, 63110
Phone: 314.773.1100

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Previous Locations

Park Avenue Location

The Park Avenue House was opened in 1996 to support families with children seeking treatment at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. The 11-bedroom House has offered families with seriously ill children a convenient and safe place to stay. This location was retired in May 2024. 

West Pine Location

The West Pine Ronald McDonald House opened in 1981 as the original Ronald McDonald House. It grew from an eight-bedroom Victorian mansion into a multi-building complex with room for families in the main house and the long-term apartments. It is located in the Central West End near St. Louis Children’s Hospital. This location was retired in May 2024. 

“My stay at the Ronald McDonald House was wonderful. I was so grateful to have a place to stay during my daughter’s two-month stay at Children’s Hospital.”

– A mother who stayed at our West Pine Ronald McDonald House