Who Can Stay
Who is Eligible to Stay at the Boston Ronald McDonald House?
The Boston Ronald McDonald House is open to all families of pediatric patients who are being treated for cancer or other life-threatening hematological diseases at Children’s Hospital Boston and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund Clinic. If space allows, pediatric oncology patients and their families who are being treated at other nearby hospitals are permitted to stay.
“Family” is defined as parents/guardians, siblings or essential caregivers over the age of 21 directly involved with the daily support of the patient. “Pediatric” is defined as ages birth through 21. Families must come from a minimum of 30 miles from the greater Boston area. Siblings under age 18 are eligible to stay with a parent/guardian or responsible adult, but such siblings must be supervised at all times by said adult. Patients of any age and their siblings must be supervised at all times and not be left alone at the House. There is a limit of one room per family. Each room can accommodate no more than 4 people.
Qualified families see: “Preparing For Your Stay.”