Our Programs: Ronald McDonald Family Rooms

Ronald McDonald Family Room programs provide a comforting place for family members to rest and regroup at the hospital, just moments away from their child receiving care.

FRC Library

Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware

Located on the third floor of the duPont Pavilion, The Ronald McDonald Family Room at the Family Resource Center is a partnership between Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware, and RMHC Greater Delaware

Features & Amenities

  • Complimentary snacks & coffee
  • Kitchenette with microwave
  • Laundry facilities (for inpatient caregivers)
  • Business Center including computers, copier, printer and fax
  • Phone charging station
  • Free internet access and wireless service
  • Library
  • Sleep Rooms (Social Work referral is required for overnight)
  • Showers (for inpatient caregivers; linens and toiletries provided)
  • Restroom
  • Lunch every Tuesday and Thursday at 12:30pm
  • Dinner 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 5:00pm
  • See Family Room staff/volunteers for more information about Hospitality/Cart with a Heart rounds

Hours of Operation

  • Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00am-7:30pm
  • Tuesday and Friday to Sunday 11:30am-7:30pm
  • Closed 5:00pm-5:30pm for staff meal break

Hours subject to change without notice.

Sleep Rooms and Napping

Social Work referral is required for overnight use. Napping is available Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. when the FRC is open and staffed by a volunteer/staff.

Napping is eligible to Family Care Providers of an inpatient or a patient in the emergency room who is waiting to be admitted as an inpatient, or caregivers of Surgical Services patients, and PACU families. Napping is provided on a first-come-first-serve basis

Christiana Family Room
Christiana Family Room

Center for Women’s and Children’s Health at ChristianaCare’s Newark Campus

The Center for Women’s and Children’s Health at ChristianaCare’s Newark Campus is located in a 400,000 square foot building that features the most up-to-date evidence-based models of care. The Center delivers more than 6,000 babies each year, making it a leading provider of maternity care in the region.

The Family Room is located on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and open, when staff and volunteers are present, to all families welcoming a newborn receiving care in the unit.

Features & Amenities

  • Complimentary snacks & coffee
  • Kitchenette with microwave
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Library
  • Complimentary Lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30am*
  • Complimentary Dinner on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 5:00pm*

*while supplies last

Hours of Operation

  • Monday to Saturday 9:00am-7:30pm
  • Sunday 11:30am-7:30pm

Hours subject to change without notice.

Carts with a Heart

The hospitality of the Family Rooms is extended to other units and waiting areas where our Family Rooms are located, offering complimentary snacks and activities during the wait for a loved one receiving care.

Lunches With Love

Lunches with Love is our nutritional in-hospital meal program at our Ronald McDonald Family Rooms. Volunteers prepare healthy lunches that include sandwiches, snacks, and fruit which are then delivered to volunteers and staff to distribute to families.

Nemours Cart With a Heart