It is our pleasure to provide you with a home away from home while you are staying in Columbia.

Each guestroom has two queen beds and a private bathroom. The House will provide you with a place to sleep comfortably, eat well, take a shower, do laundry, relax and play and spend time with other families in similar situations. The House welcomes families regardless of income, race, religion, nationality, gender, or abilities.

Our Location

We are located near MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Our address is 3501 Lansing Avenue, Columbia, MO 65201. (573) 443-7666.

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Eligibility

To stay at the Ronald McDonald House, you must:

  • Be a parent/legal guardian of a child 21 years of age or younger who is being treated at a Columbia medical facility.
  • Live outside of Boone County. If you live inside Boone County, you may utilize our Day Pass Program.
  • First-time guests MUST be referred by a clinical nurse, physician, or clinic social worker.
  • Returning families may call the House directly.
  • Upon checking into the Ronald McDonald House, all adults must present a photo ID.
  • All guests must pass a background check and agree to general House rules.

Amenities

Guest amenities at the Ronald McDonald House include:

  • One private bedroom per family (accommodates up to four individuals)
  • Private bath and shower facilities
  • Kitchen, laundry, TV lounge and family rooms
  • Outdoor playground, porch, grill and recreation facilities
  • Internet access
  • Pantry items, fresh foods and dinner prepared by local community groups, organizations and volunteers
  • Ample parking
  • Friendly and supportive environment with other families experiencing similar situations

Day Passes

Not every visit to a Columbia area facility requires an overnight stay with us. In the instance where families have a doctor’s appointment, assessment, or same-day procedure, we offer our day pass program. Families can utilize our private bath and shower facilities, kitchen, guest refrigerator and pantry food items, laundry, TV and family rooms and playground.

The same eligibility requirements apply, except families may live inside or outside Boone County.

Cost

There is no cost to stay at the Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Missouri.

We are a charitable organization that relies on the generosity of others to help keep us up and running. Any donation you are able to make towards your stay is greatly appreciated.

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FAQs

Yes! We understand that traveling for a doctor’s appointment can be very taxing for both parent and child. Families may stay with us the night before their appointment so they are rested and ready for what the next day holds.

We hope that all children and their families feel welcomed and accepted at the Ronald McDonald House. We are within walking distance to the Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders. We are proud to say that 100% of our staff has completed training with the Thompson Center to become an Autism Friendly Business. We have weighted blankets available upon request and chain locks on guest bedroom doors to ensure your child’s safety. Our staff is caring and compassionate, and we can’t wait to meet you!

Stays can be as short as one night or as long as several months, and sometimes extend to a year or more, depending on the child’s illness and treatment.

Yes! Our House meets all ADA compliance standards, including an elevator and wider corridors.

We do not accept advance reservations. Because each child’s treatment is unique, a family’s stay at the Ronald McDonald House is unpredictable. Therefore, we are unable to confirm room availability in advance. Once you have been referred to the Ronald McDonald House, you should call us after 7:45am the day you need a room. If a room is available, we will confirm at that time. If we are full and no rooms are available, you will be added to the day’s waiting list in the order in which we receive your call. If a guest family checks out, then we make our way down the waiting list.

Local McDonald’s restaurant owner/operators generously fund portions of the annual operating costs of the House. However, the majority of the annual operating income comes from individuals, businesses and other corporate donors.

Yes. You are eligible to stay at the Ronald McDonald House if you have a child between the ages of 0-21 who is under the care of one of the many medical, developmental or psychiatric facilities in Columbia, Missouri.

You can support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri in a number of ways including donating, volunteering, collecting items from our wish-list, and more! Visit our Ways to Give page for more information.

Ways to Give

RMHC & the Medical Community

RMHC of Mid-Missouri is proud to act as an ancillary service to the quality health care provided to the region. We rely on strong partnerships with the medical community to enable family-centered care.