Five Chicagoland Ronald McDonald House Locations

Our five Ronald McDonald Houses in the Chicagoland area provide a supportive ‘home away from home’ for families while their child is being treated at a nearby hospital.



Offering comfortable, private rooms where families can get a good night’s rest knowing their child is close by, our Houses give families the opportunity to connect with others going through similar experiences. During their stay, parents can exchange stories over a cup of coffee in the kitchen while siblings bond with new friends in the play room.



Volunteers arrive daily, offering their welcoming smiles and helpful hands where they’ll tidy things up and provide home-cooked meals. Laundry and computer facilities provide accessibility and convenience. The folks who work at the House are always there, providing care and comfort to families during their greatest time of need.

Ronald McDonald House near Advocate Children's Hospital

Ronald McDonald House near Advocate Children’s Hospital
4410 West 93rd Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453


Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s
211 East Grand Avenue

Chicago, IL 60611

Ronald McDonald House near Loyola University Medical Center

Ronald McDonald House near Loyola University Medical Center
Tripp Ave at Airmail Road
(1 Airmail Road on your GPS)

(Located on the Hines VA complex)
Hines, IL 60141

Ronald McDonald House near University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital

Ronald McDonald House near University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital
5444 S. Drexel Avenue

Chicago, IL 60615

RMH near Central DuPage Hospital - Summer -2

Ronald McDonald House near Northwestern Medicine – Central DuPage Hospital 
0N150 Winfield Road
Winfield, IL 60190


Ronald McDonald House Benefits and Impact on Families and Children

Positive Overall Hospital Experience 

In a study of more than 5,400 families with children in inpatient pediatric care and infants in the NICU, those who stayed at a Ronald McDonald House reported a more positive overall hospital experience than families who didn’t. 1

Better Perceived Quality of Life 

In a study of 250 families, researchers found that children and their parents, who stayed at a Ronald McDonald House, had a better perceived quality of life than expected for children with chronic diseases. 2

Proximity to Hospitals 

The Ronald McDonald Houses’ proximity to partnering hospitals provides important benefits for children and their caregivers, such as improved psychological well-being and better perceptions of their child’s recovery. 3

Higher Quality Sleep 

Parents whose children have longer hospital stays benefit from higher quality sleep at a Ronald McDonald House compared to parents who slept at their child’s hospital bedside. 4


Provide Spaces to Play 

Ronald McDonald Houses provide wonderful spaces for children to play. Playing with other children experiencing similar situations can help children cope with trauma.5


Providing a Lodging Alternative 

Ronald McDonald Houses can provide an alternative for patients who need to remain close to the hospital for extended periods but do not require active, daily medical care. 6




1. Franck et al., Medical Care Research and Review (2015)
2. Sanchez et al., Archivos Argentinos de Pediatria (2014)
3. Franck et al., Families, Systems, & Health (2013)
4. Franck et al., Behavioral Sleep Medicine (2013)
5. Nabors et al., Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing (2013)
6. Dexter et al., Journal of Perinatology (2004)