Celebrating Years
Of Keeping Families Close

1979: Opening Our Doors

Houston Mill House

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

Gatewood House

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.


1,270 Families Served Per Year

The original 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.


Ronald McDonald Care Mobile at Atlanta Public School

2,409 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: 3,090 Families Served Per Year

Family Room

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.

Betty Lou

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.


Gatewood House Anniversary

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 House on Gatewood Road.

Share a Night with Our Families

Help us raise $20,000 to help ease the financial burden of families when it matters most.