The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California (RMHCSC) provide comfort, care, and support to children and families in Southern California. Our vision is a community where children and their families embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, courage and joy. Many families travel far from home to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children. Often, it can be a long time to be away from home, or to divide a family. And for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having their mom and dad close by for love and support. Our Ronald McDonald House programs provides a “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. Our Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We believe that when a child is hospitalized the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.