Who Can Stay
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 Boston Children’s Hospital 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 or essential caregivers age 21 or over who are directly involved with the daily support of the patient and siblings of the patient. “Pediatric” is defined as birth through age 21. Families must come from a minimum of 30 miles from the greater Boston area to qualify. Siblings are eligible to stay with a parent/guardian or responsible adult, but such siblings must be supervised at all times. Patients of any age and their siblings must be supervised at all times and cannot be left alone at the House. There is a limit of one room per family. Due to licensing restrictions, each room can accommodate no more than four people, with a limit of two adults.
Qualified families see: “Preparing For Your Stay.”