About Us

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Our Mission

The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts is to create, identify and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and families in our area, including operating our cornerstone programs: the Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut and the Ronald McDonald House of Springfield.

Together, our vision is to provide all children with access to medical care and for families to be supported and actively involved in their children’s treatment.

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Our Impact

Each year our Ronald McDonald House programs serve as a home away from home for hundreds of families from around the country and world. We’ve served over 25,000 families as their children seek essential healthcare, and we’ve helped families save nearly $1 million in hotel and food costs annually.

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Our History

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts has kept children and their families close to vital medical resources since 1988.

Formed initially with a focus on non-profit granting, college scholarships and community support, RMHC of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts merged with the Ronald McDonald Houses of Connecticut and Springfield in 2013. The merger strengthened our brand and increased our impact on families by transitioning our focus to House programs. Currently, our Houses serve children seeking care at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, Yale New-Haven Health, Shriners Hospital for Children, and Baystate Hospital, as well as additional local facilities.

In 2017, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts opened a new Connecticut House, which continues to provide support to families and children from around the country and world.

Careers

In addition to our network of generous volunteers, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts is supported by a dedicated and compassionate staff. We celebrate the diversity of our people and programs, and we strive to reflect the diversity of our families. Our staff remains the heart of our commitment to aid families in need.

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Make a difference for families in need

Every day, families face the challenge of having a child in the hospital, and your generosity helps Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts keep them together. Learn more about our programs and join our community of supporters.