Since 1983, we have been fulfilling our mission to provide a home away from home that serves and sustains families of children being treated at area hospitals and health-related facilities.

Our Mission

At Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Mid-Missouri (RMHC Mid-Missouri), we focus on keeping things as ordinary, routine, and tranquil as possible.

Why? Because for families faced with a child’s illness, life stops overnight, and parents enter a world of fear and worry.

That’s where we come in. Our House is built on the simple idea that families with ill children shouldn’t worry about where to sleep or where they will get their next meal. We try to make their new normal as normal as can be.

The House

With 18 bedrooms and more than 5,700 lodging nights annually, normalcy is established by providing comfortable beds, hot showers, home cooked dinners, laundry facilities, family friendly kitchen, playrooms and a playground.

The cost to provide our services is approximately $82 per night, per family. Families can donate towards their stay, but there is no cost to them to stay.

Our Programs and Services

We strive to establish the highest standard of quality, service, support and facilities to positively impact the health and well-being of children and their families.

In addition to the House, we also have a Happy Wheels Hospitality Cart and Lunch on the House program at MU Children’s Hospital. The Hospitality Cart offers comfort items, snacks and fun activities that bring smiles to parents and kids when they need it most. Lunch on the House provides families in the neonatal and pediatric units of the hospital with a complimentary sack lunch every Friday.