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February Reflections

February 23rd, 2023

As February comes to an end, I find myself reflecting on how much love I have witnessed in these first two months of the New Year! Our expansion is open and serving our guest families in new and innovative ways, which is so exciting. After years of dreaming and imagining what our bigger House would look like and how it…


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Ronald McDonald Family Room® “Field Trip” Program

January 13th, 2023

Families from all over the world seek evidence-based treatment at Rogers Behavioral Health and for over a decade, many of these families have called our Ronald McDonald House® “home.” In August 2021, we proudly opened our first Ronald McDonald Family Room located on the Rogers Behavioral Health campus in Oconomowoc. Our Family Room is the second in the world to exclusively…


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2022 Volunteer Appreciation

October 14th, 2022

On Saturday, October 8th, we celebrated our dedicated volunteers at this year’s Volunteer Appreciation event. Our team of more than 350 volunteers continues to support our House and families in indescribable ways. It seems as though every year is a “big” year at RMHC®, but this year in particular stands out as we look to open our new expansion in…


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Celebrating Our First Year Operating the Family Room

August 18th, 2022

When a loved one is struggling with mental health, finding the right care can be a long and complicated journey, sometimes leading you far from home. Families from all over the world seek evidence-based treatment at Rogers Behavioral Health and for over a decade, many of these families have called our Ronald McDonald House® “home.” In 2021, we proudly opened…


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“The House That Love Built®” by Felipe Millán

July 15th, 2022

Felipe and his mother at a black-tie, biker-themed fundraising dinner for the House when he was fourteen.   We love hearing stories from former guests about their experiences at our Ronald McDonald House. No matter how long ago the stay might have been, it’s humbling to learn about the lasting impact our mission has on families. Recently, Felipe Millán shared…


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5 Reasons Why You Should Be a Family Meal Program Volunteer

June 10th, 2022

Are you and your friends, family or coworkers interested in giving back and making an impact in the community? Here are 5 reasons you should volunteer with our Family Meal Program: #1 – Family impact We have 70 guest rooms, which means approximately 70 guest families that call our House home at one time. While their child is receiving treatment…


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Food for the Soul

May 13th, 2022

Yesterday, it was raining really hard as I made my way to the Ronald McDonald Family Room® and I was questioning whether I should continue making the long commute from Greendale to Oconomowoc. Then, I arrived to find Kelly, the Family Room Manager, pulling up with a carload of food and beverages for families who visit the Family Room. As…


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You Never Know Where Your Road May Lead

April 14th, 2022

In 2016, we lost our daughter Alexis to Glioblastoma brain cancer at the age of 13. We stayed at The Ronald McDonald House® on and off for four years during Alexis’s treatment. The Ronald McDonald House was our saving grace during the most challenging time of our lives, and we would have never made it through those four long years…


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Teen Ambassador Program

February 11th, 2022

In 2019, we established a Teen Ambassador Program for our current RMHC® Eastern WI Teen Volunteers to take on leadership roles. In addition to their assigned tasks as Teen Volunteers, this program allows a group of our teens to further engage with and promote our mission in their schools and communities. Our Teen Ambassadors show their dedication and passion for…


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Warm & Welcoming

January 14th, 2022

It’s a relatively quiet morning here in the Family Room. Someone is watching a home remodeling show on HGTV, and a few other folks are working remotely on their laptops. Someone else is making a cup of coffee in the Keurig, and volunteer Lori is making Chex Mix for the families in the kitchen while I help check in a…


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