Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore (RMH) is constructing a new 6-story, 60,000 square foot building in the Jonestown urban renewal area of Baltimore. RMH provides a home-away-from-home for families with seriously ill children, offering a safe place to stay during their child’s medical treatment. The new facility will serve approximately 55 families daily and 2,200 families annually, providing 24-hour care for families living in Baltimore during their child’s medical treatment at surrounding hospitals and treatment centers. In addition to the basic amenities one might find at a hotel, strategically designed community spaces will address the specific needs of families and patients. Staff and volunteers provide home-cooked meals every night of the year, organize recreational activities and support groups that enhance the atmosphere of love and hope. Approximately 45% of the families served are low-income and receive varied types of medical assistance (Medicare/Medicaid).