The Ronald McDonald House of New York, Inc. provides a home-away-from-home for children undergoing cancer treatment and their families.
The House is a supportive and caring environment which encourages and nurtures the development of child-to-child and parent-to-parent support systems.
In 1978, the Ronald McDonald House of New York opened our doors to families with children undergoing cancer therapy in New York City. Families come to stay at the House after their child is diagnosed with cancer and is sent to a New York City medical center for last resort treatment.
Each family is referred to the House through a hospital social worker, on the basis of need. Since first opening, the Ronald McDonald has been a “home away from home” for over 25,000 families dealing with pediatric cancer. Without the Ronald McDonald House, many of these families would not have been able to afford to stay in New York City so that their child could receive cancer treatment.
We are delighted to report that 85% of the children who have come to stay at the House over the years have survived their illness and gone on to lead normal, healthy lives.