RMH Providence, opened its doors on November 6, 1989 as a 12-bedroom House, conveniently located within walking distance to Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Women & Infants Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. The House opened through the great efforts of parents, volunteers and members of the medical community. After several expansions to keep up with the growing demand for services, RMH Providence concluded its largest expansion in 2016. Funded by a $5 million “Always Room at the House” campaign, the expansion increased the number of bedrooms to 28 and generated additional community space for families.
RMH Boston Harbor, opened as a “home” for families on January 5, 2017 and offers 10 apartments for families and one community space where families come together for meals and programs. Each year hundreds of families travel to Boston from locations all over the world so that their children may receive treatment at some of the world’s best medical facilities.
A needs assessment study was conducted in 2018 that focused on three major Boston-based pediatric institutions—Boston Children’s Hospital, Mass General Hospital for Children and the Tufts Floating Hospital for Children. The study determined that there is a significant shortage of affordable accommodations for families with critically ill children receiving medical care in Boston. Ronald McDonald House Charities of New England is uniquely positioned to address this urgent need. RMHCNE is exploring real estate options close to all major pediatric institutions to be able to serve more families who need the services we provide.