COVID-19 Updates & Guidelines

We are happy to announce that we are finally accepting new families into
RMH Houston’s Holcombe House.  

On September 14, 2020, we opened our waitlist and as of the 21st we began welcoming new families into our home. All of these families have children who are seriously ill and being treated at a Texas Medical Center institution. Due to the persistence of the Coronavirus in our community, RMH Houston’s Holcombe House closed to new families six months ago, on March 21.

In order to provide a safe environment for our current and future families, we adapted our previous admissions criteria. Please contact your hospital social worker for details and/or review criteria on our website, https://rmhhouston.org/for-families/holcombe-house/

We are accepting applications from our Texas Medical Center hospitals, referred by a hospital social worker and will accept five new families every 14 days to stay at Holcombe House.  In an abundance of caution and to ensure social distancing inside our facility, we are slowly building our capacity. We will keep you all updated as more resources become available to us.

Ronald McDonald House inside Children’s Memorial Hermann continues to serve families with children being treated in Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive care units. We remain open for family guest overnight stays, as well as serving snacks and donated meals in the 7th floor lounge during the hours of 10 am – 6 pm daily. 

Ronald McDonald House inside Texas Children’s Hospital serves families with children in Neonatal, Pediatric and Cardiovascular Intensive Care units. Despite limiting our hours to 10 am – 6 pm daily, the House (4th Floor Abercrombie Building) remains open for family guest overnight stays, as well as for hosting families for respite, snacks, and donated meals during limited hours in the House’s common space.  

Ronald McDonald Family Room MD Anderson, located in the heart of the 9th Floor MDA Children’s Cancer Hospital, is the location for our RMHH Kitchen>  This space continues to be operated by MD Anderson Pediatric Child Life staff to serve coffee and snacks provided by RMHH Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. The Family Room spaces are still being utilized for medical and clinical MDA staff respite.

On-Site Family Meal & Activity groups are suspended due to COVID-19

Families still need us. With your help, we can CONTINUE to provide essential meal service for families with vulnerable children CURRENTLY IN HOLCOMBE HOUSE AND OUR HOSPITAL PARTNER PROGRAMS. Your support is more important than ever. Due to visitor restrictions, no volunteer groups are allowed in any RMHH program until it is deemed safe to allow visitors.

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Donate Funds – We are still operating during this time.  Your generous financial contributions help us sustain all of our core programs. Every gift of every amount makes a difference.  Click here to donate. 

Sponsor a Meal – Families staying at our hospital programs and at Holcombe House appreciate delicious, healthy meals, delivered with love. Now that we have fewer guests staying with us, providing meals is more affordable than ever.   No need to leave your home to help. Click here to learn more.  

DIY Craft Projects at Home – Looking for something to do at home to support our families?  Click here to see a list of creative ideas.  Donations can be dropped off or mailed to Holcombe House 7 days/week between 10am-7pm.  1907 Holcombe Blvd. Houston, TX 77030.  If dropping off, call 713-795-3500 or ring the buzzer when you arrive and a staff member will meet you outside to accept the donation. 

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