History

Your support creates magic

In the early 1980s, Dr. John Genrich recognized the need for housing that could keep families close to each other, as well as provide the care they needed during times of medical crisis. With support from local McDonald’s restaurants, the Junior League, Memorial Hospital, and other community supporters, our Ronald McDonald House opened its doors on February 14, 1987. As a house of healing for over 100 years, (first as a TB sanatorium, then dormitory living for nursing students), our House has been a home for 10,000 families. Lovingly called the House That Love Built, it’s fitting that we began serving families in crisis on Valentine’s Day.

Going beyond our walls

RMHCSC has continued to grow to meet the needs of families by  providing services and addressing our community’s  unique needs.

From opening Colorado’s first Ronald McDonald Family Room in 2008 with UC Health at Memorial Hospital Central, bringing our community the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, opening the second Family Room in St. Francis Medical Center, and opening the third Family Room at Children’s Hospital Colorado Urgent & Outpatient Specialty Care, our cornerstone programs are vital in meeting our community’s needs.