Ronald McDonald House of South Louisiana
Ronald McDonald House Charities provides a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill children and provides programs that give comfort, compassion and family-centered care to children and their families.
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The program includes 22 private family residences, along with new common spaces, including a spacious kitchen and dining room that will allow for volunteer and other community groups who give of their time in preparing meals and other activities.
The living room, playroom, and spacious backyard are specially designed to allow for community and fellowship among families. The building project also includes a large meeting room, library, and office space for staff.
Architecturally, the project involved the adaptive reuse of two existing structures on Children’s campus, connecting them via a seamless welcoming lobby, a light-filled atrium space between the two buildings.
This project expands the current New Orleans Ronald McDonald House program, bringing much-needed housing to families from across the state and region whose children receive vital medical services in New Orleans. Ronald McDonald House is a component of a larger multi-year campus expansion effort at Children’s Hospital that reflects a $300 million investment to transform pediatric healthcare for children across Louisiana and the Gulf South.