Ronald McDonald House in Minneapolis

Children’s Minnesota partners with Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest to provide the Ronald McDonald House at Children’s Minneapolis. This beautiful and spacious House is located on the third floor of the hospital and is the largest in-hospital facility in the Upper Midwest. Serving families with children receiving treatment in intensive care units, the House offers parents a place to rest and regroup just steps away from their child. Unique to this in-hospital program, there is no mileage requirement for families to access services at Ronald McDonald House.


Features of the Ronald McDonald House include:

  • 15 Private rooms (including two suites), each with its own bathroom, TV and phone
  • Private nap and shower rooms for day use
  • Home-cooked dinners every night and brunch on Saturday and Sunday, all purchased, prepared and served by Cooks for Kids volunteers
  • A help-yourself pantry for making breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Free wifi
  • A relaxing lounge with a TV, fireplace and reading materials
  • Laundry facilities
  • An exercise area, computer lounge and patio
  • A sense of community and support for all families

Who is eligible?

The House serves families with children receiving treatment in intensive care units.

  • Day use is automatically granted to all families of patients in CVCC, ICC, NICU and PICU. To get started, have a family member stop by the Ronald McDonald House and complete a short registration form.
  • Overnight sleeping rooms can be requested by families and are coordinated through social work.

For questions about access and use, please talk with your child’s unit-based social worker, or call the social work department at 612-813-6138.

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