Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc. (ARMHC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of children by providing temporary housing and support services to families of critically ill and injured children being treated at local children's hospitals. ARMHC has served nearly 39,000 families in its 32-year history.
Atlanta’s first Ronald McDonald House, located at 792 Houston Mill Road, opened in 1979 as the fourth House in the world and featured 16 bedrooms. This facility hosted more than 24,000 families before closing in 2008. In June 1994, a second house opened at 5420 Peachtree Dunwoody Road to serve patients receiving treatment at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. This facility features 11 bedrooms and has hosted more than 9,000 families. A new, state-of-the art 50-bedroom Ronald McDonald House to serve patients receiving treatment at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston opened in June 2008 on Gatewood Road, replacing the original Houston Mill House. In three years this facility has served 4,500 families.
At the Ronald McDonald House, families can enjoy many of the comforts of home, receive nutritious meals prepared and served by volunteers and obtain emotional support through contact with other families experiencing similar situations. No family is turned away if they cannot afford the small $20 requested contribution and many of these families stay at the Ronald McDonald House for weeks, and sometimes months, while their children receive