Guest Information - All about – the “Home Away from Home”

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Who may stay at the House?
The House exists for families of children who are hospitalized or receiving extensive outpatient care at area hospitals. Our guest have come to the Ronald McDonald House from every county within Pennsylvania, most other states and several countries.

Q: How much does it cost?
A donation of $15 per night is asked, however, no family is ever turned away due to an inability to pay.

Q: What is the House like?
The House has 17 guest rooms and two efficiency apartments. The efficiency apartments have been designed to specifically meet the special needs of pediatric oncology patients. The entire facility is designed to accommodate up to 59 guests at one time.

Q: What amenities does the House offer?
The House is warmly decorated and offers guests a common kitchen, dining room, playroom, laundry room stock with supplies, sun room, patio, and an outdoor playground.

Q: What about meals?
The kitchen is stocked with basic food items. On occasion, outside groups prepare dinner for House guests. Guests are also welcome to bring their own food items. Dry storage and refrigeration are available to guests who choose to bring their own groceries.

Q: What if I need somewhere to go during the day, but do not need to stay overnight? A: The Ronald McDonald House welcomes day guests. Day guests are invited to stop by the House for a cup of coffee, a shower or a few hours’ rest.

Q: Are there any House restrictions?
Smoking, alcoholic beverages, unlawful substances, firearms, burning of candles, incense, potpourri, tobacco, inappropriate behavior and language are strictly prohibited in the House and on the House grounds. Children must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult while staying at the House. Food and beverages are not permitted in guest rooms. Noncompliance with any House rule will result in lodging privileges being revoked.

Q: How do I schedule my stay?
Hospital staff at area hospitals where a child is being treated must telephone with a `referral on behalf of the family.

Q: How do I get to the Ronald McDonald House of Danville?
You can get direction on the Contact Page in this site.


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The Danville Ronald McDonald House
P.O. Box 300, Danville, PA 17821
Phone:  570-271-6300