January 2016: Lend a Hand and become a Family Room Volunteer!

We are actively seeking individuals to join our group of amazing Family Room volunteers!

For more information, please contact Janice Hatchett at janice@rmhcmobile.org

A Place of Peaceful Respite

Often steps away from a pediatric or intensive care unit, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms offer a place to rest and regroup right at the hospital, just moments away from their sick child.

Ronald McDonald Family Rooms are an extension of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile, Alabama; a bit of home within the walls of USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital. The Family Rooms are located on the third and fourth floors of the new hospital tower and serve as a place of peaceful respite for families to use while remaining merely steps away from their child’s bedside.

The Ronald McDonald Family Rooms will give the families a break from hospital life. Areas of retreat within the hospital where families and care givers can spend quiet time - engage in private conversations, reflection, or enjoy soda, coffee and a snack while still being close to the child’s room. Each Family Room is equipped with a kitchenette stocked with snacks and coffee, La-Z-Boy furniture, a television, private restroom, shower, laundry facilities, and internet connection. The family room on the third floor even has a small play area for children. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult (unless they are the parent of a patient) and healthy to enter the room.

The Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at USA Children's and Women's Hospital opened in January 2014. Families find each of the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms to be unique in what they offer, but both possess a warm and friendly atmosphere. Our volunteers will provide valuable services to these special family members while enjoying a unique opportunity to help families of pediatric patients. 

Family Room volunteers can serve throughout the year, seven days a week 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. in three to four hour shifts. Greeting families with a friendly smile, ensuring families are properly registered, informing families of the guidelines and helping them to check-in/check-out properly are some of the duties that will be required in addition to providing a welcoming and caring environment to families. We enthusiastically welcome individuals of all backgrounds and abilities.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities with our Ronald McDonald Family Room program at Children's and Women's Hospital and how to begin the process of becoming a Ronald McDonald Family Room Volunteer, contact Janice Hatchett, Ronald McDonald Family Room Coordinator by calling 251-694-6873 or by clicking below:

Ronald McDonald Family Room Volunteer Forms


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Posted by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile, Al on Monday, January 18, 2016

Ronald McDonald Family Room Photo Gallery

View the full photo gallery of our Family Room Ribbon Cutting Ceremony by visiting our Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile Facebook page.

Featured Family

The Smith Family: 
"The volunteers & staff that greet you each time you enter the front door, always ready to celebrate the smallest milestone, or offer encouragement with news of a setback, the family meals cooked with so much love so you have one less thing to worry about. Every detail is taken care of..." Read more.

Charity Event


Funky Monkey 5K: Benefiting the Thompson Foundation, help RMHC Mobile win a $1K grant by registering with RMH for the Charity Challenge with this 5K on Saturday, March 11! Learn more.

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When families walk into a Ronald McDonald Family Room, we want them to forget they’re in a hospital. Often steps away from a pediatric or intensive care unit, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms offer a place to rest and regroup right at the hospital, just moments away from their sick child.

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