Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s – Your ‘Home Away From Home’
Location & Contact Information
211 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s opened its doors on June 26, 2012, at 211 East Grand Avenue in the Streeterville neighborhood of downtown Chicago. It is the largest of five Ronald McDonald Houses in the Chicagoland area. The House supports the needs of families whose children are receiving treatment at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
We offer families of hospitalized children 15-stories of care & comfort including 66 guest rooms, a rooftop healing garden, and a kitchen filled with home-cooked meals provided by generous volunteers and supportive conversation. Learn more about our House and how you can get involved by exploring the links to the right or by contacting one of our team members.
Our Ronald McDonald House is LEED Certified as a “Green” Building!
– Our building is LEED Certified Silver
– We maximized our land to include a rooftop garden
– Our location maximizes the number of transportation opportunities available to visitors
– The House maintains a high level of water efficiency by not only using drought tolerant plants in the rooftop garden, but also by installing special plumbing fixtures that reduce water use by 30%
– The House uses less energy than other buildings by using energy efficient lighting systems and controls, energy efficient heating and cooling equipment and controls, and energy efficient insulations
Learn more about our Ronald McDonald Family Room in Lurie Children’s
Our Family Room serves as a haven of respite and hospitality to families whose children are in treatment. Nine sleep rooms are located in the hospital for families of children receiving medical treatment as patients at Lurie Children’s. The sleep rooms offer families individual spaces with a bed, private bath and space for personal belongings. It provides a home-like atmosphere away from the stress of the hospital, allowing families a moment to rest and rejuvenate, so that they can face the stress of the hospital visit with renewed energy. Priority is given to families of children in critical care who need to be close to their child’s bedside.