Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Inc.

Keeping families close

aka RMHFW   |   Fort Worth, TX   |  http://www.rmhfw.org

Mission

The Ronald McDonald House offers a supportive, home-like community that eases burdens for seriously ill children and their families.

Ruling year info

1981

Chief Executive Officer

Jennifer Johns

Main address

1001 8th Ave

Fort Worth, TX 76104 USA

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EIN

75-1754490

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Faced with a child's illness life stops overnight and parents enter a world of fear and worry.
For parents who don't live close to the medical care their child needs, there's an added stress. Distance. Most families have to travel hours for treatment. Living expenses quickly add up. Long drives, lost jobs, worried siblings, sleeping in cars. Being far from family and friends. These are extra burdens no family should have to experience. The Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth® serves families who must travel far from home, the House is much more than a room to stay in, it provides comfort, support and resources for families with sick children just steps from the hospital. The Ronald McDonald Family Room® of RMHFW is just moments away from a child's bedside, the Family Room provides moms and dads a place to recharge. Families grab a bite to eat and rest so they can be strong for their children.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth

The Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth (RMHFW) provides a supportive, home-like community that eases burdens for seriously ill children and their families. Our vision is to reach all families in need of our services. Through our 55,000 square foot Ronald McDonald House, the Ronald McDonald Family Room located inside Cook Children’s Medical Center, and the Day Program, we strive to provide a sense of normalcy during an otherwise stressful time.

Population(s) Served
Families
Children and youth

Located inside Cook Children's Medical Center, the Ronald McDonald Family Room of the RMHFW serves as the pediatric intensive care unit. It provides a quiet place to rest, make phone calls, conduct internet searches and more. It is open to any person who comes to CCMC; visitors are not required to be staying at the House to visit the Family Room.

Population(s) Served
Families
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average length of stay (in days)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Family relationships, Age groups

Related Program

Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of families served in one year (temporary housing)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The dramatic decrease from 2019 to 2020 is caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The dramatic decrease from 2019 to 2020 is caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hours of volunteer service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The dramatic decrease in volunteer hours is due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Number of nights stay

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The dramatic decrease in number of nights stay from 2019 to 2020 is due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth (RMHFW) programs keep families near each other and the care they need through the Ronald McDonald House and the Ronald McDonald Family Room. For a sick child, sometimes the best medicine of all is having family nearby for more hugs, kisses and I love you's. RMHFW gives a family with a sick child what they need most — each other. RMHFW helps families cope better and focus on the needs of their sick child because they have support from family members and other families. RMHFW helps families save hundreds, if not, thousands of dollars each year, in lodging and meal costs alone alleviating a huge financial burden. Families also find solace in being near other families who may be experiencing the same or similar issues with their children. Friendships of support are forged, which can give families the mental strength they need to help their children get well.

Through the 57-bedroom facility just steps away from the three largest hospitals in Fort Worth, RMHFW is able to provide the rest and refuge families need when they need it most. There is no other organization in Fort Worth which provides these types of services. We utilize our community recognition in securing volunteers to help us work our mission. Our administrative costs are kept lean to steward donations to program. The use of volunteers helps us achieve this goal.

Since we are a one-of-a-kind organization for providing temporary housing to families whose children are receiving medical care at area hospitals, we are positioned well for success. The employment of qualified staff allows the organization to maintain the facility and raise funds to support the financial needs of the organization. Healthcare providers in the area understand the capabilities of the organization and want families to stay at the RMHFW. Studies, conducted by RMHC, have shown that when parents are nearby their ill children, those children cope better with their medical treatments.

The RMHFW typically runs at 90-95% capacity, which means that almost 1000 families are served each year. We also meet our budget each year. Since 1981, the facility has grown from an 11-bedroom facility to our current 57-bedroom facility. This is only due to committed donors and connected healthcare partners. Thousands of families have found rest and refuge at our House. Our goals for the future include maintaining a top-notch facility while being sensitive to the growth plans of our healthcare partners facilities. As they grow and perfect treatments, more families will travel to the area for healthcare, which in turn drives the need for our facilities.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 11/03/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kurt Schaal

Capital One

Term: 2021 - 2023

Courtney Garner Lewis

Plains Capital Bank

Scott McCollam

Johnson Controls

Michael Mayes

Red Team Real Estate

Arminda Grissett

McDonald's

Leslie Hunt

Decker Jones

Stef Mauler

The Mauler Institute

Janeen Lamkin

Will Courtney

Courtney & Courtney Properties

Stan Davis

Cook Children's Health System

Andy Eldridge

Summit Casing Equipment

Garett Essl

CG Northern

John Flack

KPMG

Tricia Francis

GM Financial

Kurt Haman

Sewell Lexus Fort Worth

Gaylan Hendricks

Insurance Marketing Group

Holley Hendrickson

Mike Hopkins

First Financial Bank

Karen Jasper

McDonald's

Pam Johndroe

Bob Lohman

Williams Trew

Don Marable

Edward Jones

Chris Packard

Paul Paine

Near Southside

Kurt Schaal

Capital One

Gloria Starling

The Capital Grille

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes