Places to stay
Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House is a ‘home away from home’ for families who must travel at least 30 miles to seek medical treatment for their child. The Sacramento Ronald McDonald House is a 38-room facility. There are 36 single bedrooms and 2 two-bedroom apartments. Family members have their own bedrooms and bathrooms and share common kitchens, living and laundry facilities. Additionally, there are special rooms set up with toys, computers and video game consoles for the children. The House offers parents and family members of seriously ill and injured children a refuge from the hospital room.
Families are asked for a $20 donation per night, although no family is ever turned away due to the inability to pay. Guests come to the Ronald McDonald House through a referral system. Referrals are accepted from the social workers at all of the local hospitals, emergency rooms and doctor's offices. About three to five days before the family is due to arrive, the family will receive a call from the social worker's or doctor's office to confirm their stay if a room is available. For more information, please call 916-734-2583.
Kiwanis Family House
Pediatric patients and their families, who often travel long distances to receive treatment at UC Davis Children's Hospital, may be eligible for low-cost lodging near the hospital in the Kiwanis Family House. The Kiwanis Family House is located on the grounds of the Sacramento campus and offers inexpensive family accommodations with individual bedrooms, kitchen facilities, bathrooms, laundry, pay phone, and hook-ups for recreational vehicles. Kiwanis Clubs from around the Sacramento region provide financial support and volunteer staff for the facility.
Residency in the Kiwanis Family House is determined by the Department of Clinical Social Services and is by referral only. Families of patients at UC Davis Medical Center and Shriner's Hospital, Sacramento, please call Social Services 916-734-2234 for a referral.
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