Ronald McDonald House Houston opened its doors with a 21-bedroom House near the Astrodome in May 1981. In the fall of 1994, a $10 million capital campaign was launched to secure funds for the construction of a new larger 50-bedroom Ronald McDonald House, (Holcombe House) closer to the Texas Medical Center, which opened in September 1997, and then expanded with 20 more bedrooms in 2018. In 2001, Ronald McDonald House Houston began offering in-hospital programs for the families whose children were admitted with critical illnesses. Now, not only does RMH Houston have the 70-bedroom Holcombe House, it also consists of Houses, Family Rooms, lounges, and private bedrooms inside Texas Children’s Hospital, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and M.D. Anderson Children’s Cancer.
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