Our House

offering support to the whole family when their child is seriously ill.

Keeping families together, thanks to you.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Kansas provides a non-profit communal living home for families of ill or injured children 21 years of age or younger who are receiving medical treatment in area hospitals. Providing temporary housing in the eight-bedroom, historic Ronald McDonald House near the city’s medical community, multiple families can enjoy a home-away-from-home for the duration of their loved one’s care at an affordable alternative to corporate housing.

Our House Amenities

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Private Bedrooms

Each family has a private bedroom for the duration of their stay.

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Private Showers

Each of our private suites also offers a full private bathroom.

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Warm Meals Daily

Our House provides warm meals daily for our guests.

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On Site Laundry

Our Home offers a private laundry area for your use anytime.

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Staffed 24 Hours

We always have staff on-site to help with whatever needs your may have.

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How to Stay With Us

To qualify to stay, families should meet all of these requirements:

  • Families of a patient(s) who is 21 years or younger
  • Patient is receiving treatment at a local hospital.
  • Families are referred by the hospital, nurse, doctor or social worker.

Families and/or members of their guest party are NOT eligible to stay if they have one (1) or all of the following: 

  1. Currently have an open case and/or are under investigation by law enforcement or any state child protection division for child abuse and/or neglect.
  2. Listed on the National Sex Offender Registry (IDs will be scanned upon arrival).
  3. Convicted of or are currently facing charges for a felony or a violent criminal offense

Without exception, no individual with a criminal history of violence, sexual misconduct, or abuse of a child is eligible to stay at the House.


RMHCNEKS relies on donors and the community for support of daily operations. Families are asked to provide a $10 security deposit at the time of check-in which is refundable upon check-out. No family is ever turned away due to the lack of ability to pay. Grateful guests often choose to make a donation of $25/night.

Things you need to know prior to your stay:

  • Once a referral is received and verified, the family is placed on a pending list. Rooms are assigned based on when the guest check in and the length of their intended stay.  Families will be notified of room availability the day of check-in. 
  • Guests 18 years or older must present a photo ID at time of check-in.
  • Guests under the age of 18 must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.

Rooms are provided for the purpose of keeping families close to their seriously ill or injured child during treatment.  Families gain considerable support from other guest families with similar experiences. In order for every guest family to have a positive experience, guest families who do not observe the rules will be asked to check-out.


Make a Difference for Families & Children

Parents don’t know when their children will need medical help. But they should know they can always access the care they need. And with your help, we can support them all throughout their journey.