Mission / Values

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado keeps families with critically ill children close to each other and provides the care and resources they need, when they need it most.


How it all began

Over forty years ago, a young girl was diagnosed with cancer. She needed her family’s support and care as much as they needed to be with her. An oncology doctor at the hospital had been dreaming of temporary housing, where families could stay to be near their child. Rallying together in support of this vision, an NFL team, McDonald’s®, and an entire community made the dream of the first Ronald McDonald House® a reality.

In support of our mission, the cornerstone programs of RMHCSC are the Ronald McDonald House®, three Ronald McDonald Family Rooms® (located in area hospitals), and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®.

These core values provide the foundation for our decision-making and our ability to build for the future.

  • We are focused on the critical needs of children
  • We lead with compassion
  • We celebrate the diversity of our people and our programs
  • We value our heritage
  • We operate with accountability and transparency