Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver provides a home away from home for families of children being treated at area hospitals and supports community programs that serve the needs of children.
We have learned first-hand that families will delay or forgo coming to Denver from other communities to receive necessary healthcare because they have no place to stay during testing, treatments or procedures. Not only are the uninsured and under-insured burdened with medical bills, but the expense of traveling to Denver and the need to find inexpensive lodging and food can become daunting. Often times health issues are neglected and may worsen or become life-threatening over time. To help make the decision to come to Denver a bit easier we provide, at minimal or no cost, a safe and caring environment where parents and siblings can stay and interact with others who understand their situation.
The Denver house hosts up to 31 families a night, and includes 2 kitchens, laundry facilities, 5 TV lounges, computer rooms and indoor/outdoor play areas. The House meets all ADA standards and houses staff and volunteer offices. Our larger residence in Aurora, meets all ADA standards and houses up to 45 families a night. It sports 3 large kitchens, laundry facilities, TV lounges, play areas indoors and out, computer rooms and a patio. Both Houses host special events on a regular basis for families to attend and are frequently the recipients of a variety of ticket donations for families to use. Our mission for over three decades has been to provide a home-away-from-home for families of children being treated at area hospitals and to support community programs that serve the needs of children.
We also award college scholarships to high school seniors and grants to community groups and each summer, we host a mountain camp for children with cancer and their siblings. With the help of volunteers, Sky High Hope Camp welcomes kids from across America.