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What services are provided by the Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia?

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The Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia provides a comfortable place for people to sleep when their children are being treated at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia or St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. The temporary residences offer all the comforts of home for families and are staffed by employees and volunteers.

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There are two main Ronald MacDonald House locations in Philadelphia, including one in North Philadelphia on Front and Erie, and one in University City on Chestnut Street. The houses serve approximately 65 families a night. The facilities are usually full; however, the Ronald McDonald House website provides a form for families to ask to be placed on the waiting list for a room.

There are also family rooms in The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provided by the Ronald McDonald House, which are available for children being treated on the cardiology or oncology floors. For the siblings and children in the oncology department at the hospital, there is the Ronald McDonald Camp in the Poconos, which is a week-long summer camp.

For children at the St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, there is a Ronald MacDonald House hospitality kiosk that provides some of the comforts of home in the hospital. The amenities offered include snacks, drinks, blankets and entertainment.

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