Our House, conveniently located on Kent Street in Brookline, is within walking distance of Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund Clinic. The House can accommodate up to 22 families each night.
The Main House is a striking Victorian mansion, built in 1868.
The Transplant Recovery House, better known as “The Carriage House,” the first of its kind in the country, was converted in 1985 from an existing Carriage House on the grounds to a facility with seven fully furnished studio apartments, designed to house young patients who have received a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. Bone marrow and stem cell transplant surgery leaves the patient with a severely weakened immune system requiring a significant recuperation period. Our apartments allow the family to stay together while their child’s post-transplant immune system is strengthened. The Carriage House, with its seven self-contained studio apartments, provides the necessary environment for recovery, and allows children and their families to recuperate in a home-like setting.
In 1994, the Boston Ronald McDonald House completed a $1 million expansion to meet an increasing demand for bone marrow and stem-cell recovery facilities. The Annex was built to the back of the Main House and includes six additional studio apartments for those recovering from bone marrow or stem cell transplants.
The Art Connection
Throughout our House, guests and visitors are able to enjoy and admire many beautiful, original works of art, donated by generous local artists through The Art Connection.