Be Our Guest

Families wishing to stay at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio must obtain a referral from a doctor, nurse, or hospital social worker. The child must be a patient or outpatient at an area medical facility. Women with high-risk pregnancies and adults suffering from childhood diseases may also use the House.

Please notify your child’s nurse that you would like to stay at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio. The nurse will call us, confirming that your child is receiving medical care and that you reside outside the City of Toledo.

As soon as we speak to your child’s nurse, we can make arrangements for your arrival. Registration takes just a few minutes and includes a quick tour of the House.

Guests of RMHC of NW Ohio must reside outside the City of Toledo and be eighteen years old or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Guests must be:

  • Related to a child who is receiving medical treatment at a local medical facility
  • Or related to a young adult who is receiving medical care for a condition that resulted from an injury or illness that began during childhood
  • Or an expectant mother experiencing a high-risk pregnancy

Guests may stay as long as their child is receiving treatment at a local medical facility. Thanks to our generous donors, guests at RMHC stay free-of-charge. In addition, there is no charge for food, laundry, parking, or transportation to medical facilities.

We are not a hotel – rather, we offer a communal living environment in which all guests share responsibility for keeping our home safe, clean, and operating smoothly. RMHC welcomes families regardless of race, religion, nationality, gender, or abilities.

For more information on staying at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio, please contact

Download and fill out our referral form by clicking HERE.