About Us

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & SW Washington provides access to medical care, a home away from home, and a community of support for seriously ill or injured children and their families.

In 1984, after years of planning, the first Oregon Ronald McDonald House opened its doors to families in need. 

Just steps away from OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children, that first House began providing comfort and relief to families needing to be close to their child’s hospital bed. Nearly four decades later, RMHC of Oregon & SW Washington has expanded from that first 17-room House into a statewide network of four Houses with 80 rooms and four in-hospital programs serving thousands of families every year.

At RMHC, we work every day to ensure families traveling for lifesaving or life-changing medical care can count on us, whenever, and wherever they need us.

Our dedicated staff, volunteers, and donors have made it possible for us to provide compassionate hospitality to more than 50,000 families since we first opened our doors in 1984. We are proud to say that we provide this vital resource at no cost to the families we serve, making it possible for them to focus on what matters most – each other.

Adult Patient and Family Housing

While our charitable mission, and 100% of our fundraised dollars, are focused on providing family-centered care for children from birth to 21, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & SW Washington is benefitted by business agreements with three Oregon hospitals to operate adult patient and family housing programs. Through these partnerships RMHC is supported by a sustainable stream of earned revenue and is able to offer our unique brand of compassionate hospitality to a broader segment of the community.

Overall, we operate 49 adult patient and family guest rooms through these business partnerships including 38 rooms for adult patients at the OHSU Rood Family Pavilion in Portland, 10 rooms for adult patient families at PeaceHealth’s Heartfelt House in Springfield, and one room for adults undergoing out-patient cancer treatment on the campus of St. Charles Medical Center in Bend.