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What We Do
Why We’re Here
The Ronald McDonald House of Amarillo serves children and their families by providing a temporary “home away from home” for families who must travel to Amarillo for medical treatment for their children, and by supporting programs that directly benefit children and their families.
The Ronald McDonald House of Amarillo is the only organization that provides temporary housing for families whose children are receiving treatment for serious illnesses at Amarillo hospitals. In an effort to lessen the burden, keep the family intact, and enhance the quality of life for families, the RMHA provides services in a caring, home-like atmosphere.
Located in Amarillo’s Harrington Regional Medical Center Complex, the Ronald McDonald House of Amarillo offers an attractive and comfortable temporary lodging place.
Each guest family has a private bedroom and bathroom, and use of a centralized kitchen, dining room/den, living room, laundry room and play nooks. Each family is asked to contribute $20.00 per night. A Share-A-Stay program may provide financial assistance for those who qualify; no family is turned away for inability to make a monetary contribution for their stay.
A small staff is responsible for day-to-day operations of the House 365 days of the year.
Families are “temporary volunteers” while in the House and are responsible for cleaning, especially their individual areas, and for their own laundering, grocery shopping and cooking. Individual small refrigerators, food cabinets, and food staples are provided.
Referral to the Ronald McDonald House is made through your patient’s medical personnel or hospital’s social services department. You may also obtain information by contacting the House staff directly. Admission policies will be explained to you when you call.
Registration is between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Guests must arrive and register before 7:00 p.m. If there is an emergency, please visit with the social worker at the hospital for emergency options.
The Ronald McDonald House van is available between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. to take guests to the hospitals, if necessary, depending on the availability of a driver.
Children under 18 may not be left unattended in the House. No babysitting services are provided in the House.
For security, the House doors are locked at all times, and guests are given an entry pass. The following are prohibited on House property: pets, firearms, smoking, alcohol, & illegal drugs.