About the Houses

RMHC of the Ozarks has two Ronald McDonald Houses located in Springfield, Missouri. Our first House, which opened in 1988, is near Cox South Hospital at 949 E. Primrose St., and our second House opened in 2012 and is located on the sixth floor of Mercy Kids at 1235 E. Cherokee.

When a child is in the hospital, guardians are the focus of his or her strength. Having family close helps him or her feel more secure about treatment and its progress. It's our mission to make sure families have the rest and strength needed to provide hope and comfort to their children. This is why Ronald McDonald House offers a "home away from home", a refuge from hospital procedures and a comfortable place where families can stay together and be close by while their seriously ill child receives treatment.

The Ronald McDonald Houses of the Ozarks are truly homes. Each family has their own room, a comfortable bed, a kitchen and laundry facilities. Donated food items are available in case they're needed, and, nearly every evening, volunteers and special outside groups prepare entire meals for our guests.

Top 5 Diagnosis Among Children of Families in the Houses:

Prematurity 33%
Respiratory 14%
Surgery 10%
Learning/Stress 10%
Trauma 8%

Top 5 Counties Served (overnight families only):

Taney 10%
Webster 8%
Howell 7%
Lawrence 7%
Barry 5%

Families
Served

93
500
13,710

Families from
Missouri

75

Families from
Other States

18

Nights Stayed

525