Parents of an ill child are not prepared for the emotional and financial toll an illness takes on the entire family. Today, highly specialized hospitals can save the lives of children who would have been lost ten or even five years ago. However, because of the complexities of health problems hospital stays for critically ill children are growing longer. In addition, specialized treatment tends to be located in centralized and expensive urban areas like San Francisco.
The San Francisco Ronald McDonald House works to keep these families rested, healthy, strong and pulling together at this challenging time. The San Francisco Ronald McDonald House has developed two programs, the lodging program and the Child’s Bedside Program to assist families in and out of the hospital.
The information above can be found on the official website of Ronald McDonald House of San Francisco. For more details about the organization and to find out how you can volunteer, please visit their website: http://www.ronaldhouse-sf.org