What We Do

The Home with a Heart  

Keeping families together when they need each other the most.

At the Ronald McDonald House, our focus is families—specifically, families with a critically ill or injured child. That means moms, dads, brothers, sisters, grandmas, grandpas—whomever a child needs to feel safe and comforted.  Doctors and nurses take good care of their little patients. It’s our job to take good care of their families.

The Ronald McDonald House is the only organization in Central Indiana that provides low-cost, short-to-long-term lodging to families of critically ill or injured children receiving treatment at Indianapolis-area hospitals.

Sometimes families know in advance that they will need to stay with us; other times they arrive in an emergency situation with nothing more than the clothing on their backs. In addition to providing housing close to their hospitalized children, we have everything families need that they didn’t have time to pack, including food, toiletries and other necessities.