The mission of Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities is to transform pediatric healthcare access and experiences for families with ill, injured or recovering children through a network of Houses, Family Rooms, Care Mobiles, and community resources.
1979: Opening Our Doors
352 Families Served Per Year
The first Atlanta Ronald McDonald House opens on Houston Mill Road as the fourth House in the world originally with eight bedrooms. As demand grew, this House eventually expanded to 16 bedrooms.
1994: Expanding Our Reach
858 Families Served Per Year
A second 11-bedroom Ronald McDonald House opens on Peachtree Dunwoody Road.
2008: Growing to Help Families
1,241 Families Served Per Year
The original Houston Mill House is replaced by a $15.7 million LEED certified 50-bedroom facility on Gatewood Road, featuring a transplant wing to serve children who have received heart, liver, kidney as well as bone marrow transplants.
2015: Growing to Help Families
1,270 Families Served Per Year
The original Ronald McDonald House on Peachtree Dunwoody Road is replaced with an $18.5 million 31-bedroom LEED Silver certified facility, featuring an ADA accessible three-story tree house.
2016: Adding New Program to Support Atlanta Families
2,490 Families Served Per Year
The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, a 40-foot long, 8-foot wide, medical clinic is launched to bring asthma care and education to children at schools in the Atlanta Public Schools System where the need is the greatest.
2017: Growing Again to Help More Families
3,090 Families Served Per Year
The Ronald McDonald Family Room opens at Children’s at Scottish Rite to serve families with children being treated at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorder Center.
Chief Happiness Officer Arrives
Certified therapy dog, Betty Lou, Chief Happiness Officer, joins the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities staff to spread love and happiness to families, volunteers and staff.
2018: Serving More Families Than Ever Before
3,207 Families Served Per Year
Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities surpasses 50,000 total families served and marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Ronald McDonald House on Gatewood Road.