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Ronald McDonald House Charities WA gives families with sick or injured children what they need most – each other.

Ronald McDonald House Charities WA’s (RMHC WA) purpose is to keep patients and families together and resilient.  To achieve this, RMHC WA’s supported accommodation, facilities and programs integrate with hospital infrastructure to optimise efficiencies, patient access and experience of healthcare – 24/7, 365 days a year.

What We Do

Ronald McDonald House Program

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For Western Australian families with seriously ill children requiring medical treatment in Perth, RMHC WA provides them with quality supported accommodation 24/7, 365 days a year.

Family Retreats

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Our Ronald McDonald Family Retreats in Mandurah, Busselton and Bunbury offer a welcomed sanctuary for families to reconnect, relax and play together; an experience most of us take for granted.

Ronald McDonald Family Rooms

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Ronald McDonald Family Rooms offer comforting sanctuaries in hospitals for families to rest, reconnect and relax during hospital visits.

Ronald McDonald Learning Program

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When your child falls ill and requires complex medical treatment far from home, attending school is often not a possibility.

The Ronald McDonald Learning Program (RMLP) aims to bridge the gap for students whom often miss out on school due to a medical illness.

Western Australia is one of the most isolated health jurisdictions in the world. It can create mental health and well-being challenges for young WA patients and their families who need to access complex or critical healthcare in Perth for weeks, months and sometimes over years.

Far from home, jobs, schools and communities; financial and emotional burden can adversely affect a family’s life, well-being and importantly, the patient experience and outcomes.

Ronald McDonald House Charities WA’s (RMHC WA) purpose is to keep patients and families together and resilient.  To achieve this, RMHC WA’s supported accommodation, facilities and programs integrate with hospital infrastructure to optimise efficiencies, patient access and experience of healthcare – 24/7, 365 days a year.

Ronald McDonald House Charities’ family-centred care model is globally renowned for the quality and efficacy of its service. The model recognises family well-being as a critical foundation to short and longer-term outcomes for young patients beyond their hospital treatment.

How You Can Help

Donate

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Help us support families with seriously ill children. Every dollar donated to RMHC WA goes directly to keeping families close to their child during one of the hardest times they will face.

Participate

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We would not be able to provide the level of support we do without the incredible community of supporters from throughout Western Australia who give up their time to fundraise for WA’s sick kids

Volunteer

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Home is where the heart is and the heart of RMHC WA is its volunteers. They are university students, corporate professionals, mums, dads, retirees; all walks of life giving back. Our ‘Blue Army’ share a passion and joy for helping fellow Western Australian kids and their families when they need it most.

Host a Fundraiser

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There are many ways you can make a difference.

Donate now, create your own fundraising event or support an existing activity, request donations instead of gifts for your special celebrations, or leave a tribute to a loved one.

Work For Us

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If you have passion for working in a purpose-driven role in a family-centred and dynamic organisation – we’re the place for you. See our current vacancies.

Become A Partner

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By partnering with Ronald McDonald House Charities WA, you are making a positive impact on your organisation, the WA community, families and sick kids. Learn how your organisation or community group can become a partner in shared-purpose.

Acknowledgement of Country

Ronald McDonald House Charities Western Australia respectfully provides its support to all Western Australian Families on Whadjuk Country. We acknowledge the traditional owners of Country throughout Western Australia. We recognise the continuing connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander to the sky, lands, waters, and culture. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present, and acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of the Noongar people.