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Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC (RMHCDC) eases the hardship of children's illness on families through programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children.

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Address: 3312 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
Phone Number: 703-698-7080
RMHCDC eases the hardship of children's illness on families through three core programs:
1. Ronald McDonald House®: serving families who must travel far from home, the House is much more than a room to stay in, it provides comfort, support and resources for families with sick children just steps from the hospital. The Ronald McDonald House of Washington, DC is located at 3727 14th Street NE, Washington, DC 20017. The Ronald McDonald House of Northern Virginia is located at 3312 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA 22042.
2. Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®: the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile brings medical, dental and health care resources directly to children near their home and school. In partnership with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, we operate two Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles. The KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile visits underserved children in Washington, DC wards 4 through 8. The second Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is home to the FITNESS (Fun In Teaching Nutrition and Exercise to Successful Students) Program. The Program partners with schools to deliver a curriculum focusing on healthy eating and the importance of physical activity to students in grades K-8. The Program is piloting in Washington, DC with plans to expand to parts of Maryland and Virginia.
3. Ronald McDonald Family Room®: moments away from a child's bedside, the Family Room provides moms and dads a place to recharge. Families grab a bite to eat, shower and get rest so they can be strong for their children. The Washington, DC Ronald McDonald Family Room is located on the Hematology/Oncology floor of Children's National Medical Center. The Northern, VA Ronald McDonald Family Rooms are located in Inova Children's Hospital on the Pediatric Intensive/Cardiac Care and the Hematology/Oncology units.
A few notes of thanks from grateful families about their favorite part of staying at our Ronald McDonald Houses:

"I was able to connect w/ other families and I could not have spent as much time with my son. I had so much peace of mind, it was truly a blessing."

"Everything about the house was wonderful. It's a great resource for families and we are extremely grateful for this resource."

"Safe, Friendly, welcoming house to stay during our time of tragedy."

"Very helpful in minimizing the tasks of daily living so we can focus on the medical issues with our daughter and all the staff were so wonderful!!!"

"The conscientious, care, and love exhibited by the staff made it feel like a second home, allowing us to focus solely on the health of our son. Our family absolutely would not have been able to be here without the Ronald McDonald House."

"The caring people, the kindness that was given to me. I was very comfortable and felt like I was with family."

"The fact that the house is on the hospital campus and the house was always clean, most days/ nights there was a meal prepared as if we were coming home. But what made it home for us was the wonderful staff and beautiful families and kind volunteers we met during our 3 month stay here."