Ronald McDonald House Shreveport-Bossier

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Opening in Summer 2025

Ronald McDonald House Shreveport-Bossier will serve families with a critically ill child in any Shreveport hospital. By keeping families together during an already difficult time, the House removes barriers to life-saving care for children and eases financial burdens. All services at the Ronald McDonald House​ are provided to families free of charge.

At Ronald McDonald House we believe that “home” is more than four walls and a roof. That’s why every Ronald McDonald House provides a safe haven for families of seriously ill, hospitalized children. Here they find a private room where they can retreat from the stress of the hospital, as well as meals, snacks, activities, play spaces for siblings, and comforts of home. Families are embraced in the warmth and hospitality of our compassionate staff and volunteers. Families connect with each other, creating a community of support that uniquely understands the impact of a child’s critical diagnosis.

You can help build the first Ronald McDonald House in Northwest Louisiana.

The Where Hope Has A Home campaign is raising a total of $10 million to open the 3-story, 20-bedroom ​Ronald McDonald House Shreveport-Bossier in 2025.

  • Meet Brianna, 122 Nights Without a Ronald McDonald House

    A mother with a 15-month old toddler at home, a husband with a full-time job, and a baby born at 24-weeks. She spent 122 days with her newborn in the NICU.

    “Each day I had to make a choice: which child would receive my attention; my tiny sick baby or my 15-month old toddler? How do you choose between your children? With a Ronald McDonald House, families will not have to choose. There must be a way for a family’s support system to stay intact, otherwise, the stress and trauma multiply exponentially. The idea of a Ronald McDonald House — I really have no words to tell you how valuable it will be. It will solve so much!”

  • Meet Liam, 55 Nights Without a Ronald McDonald House

    Born prematurely in Shreveport, Liam was diagnosed with kidney failure and spent 55 days in the NICU.

    “We were there every day, but the daily round-trip drive, and being away from our 7-year-old daughter was so difficult. We were overwhelmed when Liam was sent to Dallas for dialysis. Worried for him and our finances. It was almost more than we could bear. We were relieved to learn we could stay as long as needed at the Ronald McDonald House there for free! Everything was provided – meals, laundry, and much more. It took so much stress off us and we were able to focus all our attention on Liam. The possibility of having a Ronald McDonald House here at home where families could be with their child would be amazing and is so needed.”

  • Meet Molly, 35 Nights Without a Ronald McDonald House

    From Calhoun, Louisiana Molly had a normal pregnancy and delivery when the unexpected happened.

    “When our daughter, Thea, was born she was unable to swallow and had to be transferred to Shreveport for emergency surgery. She had three surgeries over the course of five weeks. I had a rough recovery and couldn’t ride in the car. It was a rollercoaster of emotions, so having a place to unwind, eat a meal, shower, and meet families going through similar situations would have meant everything. A Ronald McDonald House in this area would help so many families.

  • Meet LaToya, stayed 240 Nights in the Ronald McDonald House

    When the twins were born prematurely, they were airlifted to the hospital Londyn was released after a few months while Lincoln remained in the NICU for eight months.

    “I also had Evan, age 2, at the time. I couldn’t work, so I could not have afforded to stay in a hotel. The long drive would’ve been impossible on a daily basis. The House was such a relief with meals, laundry, a place for Evan to play, and a comfortable room where we stayed together as a family. This meant everything to me. I don’t know what I would have done without the Ronald McDonald House.”

  • Meet the Lopintos, 14 Stays

    47 Nights at the Ronald McDonald House

    Anthony, from Covington, LA, was diagnosed at birth with lymphatic malformation. He will face a lifetime of surgeries.

    He is now seven years old and recently had his 14th surgery.

    “Because of the Ronald McDonald House we’ve been able to focus on Anthony while staying close to him through each procedure. We’ve had meals, a comfortable place to sleep and the company of other families, each walking a journey similar to our own.”

     

  • Meet the Smith Family, 49 nights in the Ronald McDonald House

    For 49 nights, the Smith family called the Ronald McDonald House their home away from home.

    “Adonis was rushed to the hospital after a virus attacked his heart and lungs. He went into cardiac arrest three times and went into complete heart failure. When we found out we could stay at the Ronald McDonald House, it was my first real night’s sleep. We felt safe when far from home and the staff was like family. This is what families really need. Without the House, who knows what families would go through. This place is heaven sent.”

​​We'd like to thank the following businesses, foundations, and individuals who have already pledged their support.

  • AEP Foundation
  • Anti-Pest
  • Ash Grove Cement Company
  • Lindsay & John Atkins
  • Automated Business Concepts, Inc.
  • b1 Bank
  • Barksdale Federal Credit Union
  • Brent & Autumn Beaulieu
  • The Biernacki Family & Fire Tech Systems
  • Walter O. Bigby, Jr.
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Dr. Joseph A Bocchini, Jr.
  • Douglas & Jennifer Boudreaux
  • Brookshire Grocery Company
  • Elizabeth & Owen Buhler
  • Cadence Bank
  • Caddo Bossier Parishes Port Commission
  • Caddo Parish Commission
  • Carolyn W. & Charles T. Beaird Family Foundation
  • Carter Credit Union
  • Bessie Casey / BESCA Land Services LLC
  • Catherine C. Hunt, Realtor / LaState Realty
  • Chesapeake Energy
  • The Chhabra Family
  • Citizens Bank & Trust Co.
  • City of Shreveport
  • Renee & Wyche Coleman III
  • Community Foundation of North Louisiana – Kinsey Family Endowed Fund
  • The Crow Foundation
  • Susan & Dean Davenport
  • DeSoto Parish Police Jury
  • Elite Health Solutions
  • Jan Elkins KTBS
  • Estopinal Family Trust
  • Rand & Susan Falbaum
  • Fibrebond Corporation
  • Jaf & Shelly Fielder
  • Fight Like Emilie Foundation
  • First Methodist Church of Shreveport
  • Allen & Emily Frierson
  • Archer & Tricia Frierson
  • Bratton & Caroline Frierson
  • Christy & John Frierson Family 
  • Ivy & Archer Frierson
  • In memory of Dr. Denny E. Gamble, Sr. by
Denny “Kit” Gamble, Jr. & Sarah Margaret Gamble
  • Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Gamble
  • Gibsland Bank & Trust
  • Greater Minden Chamber of Commerce
  • Rachel & G. Carlton Golden Jr.
  • Nelva & Roy Griggs, Capital Campaign Chair
  • Dr. Kathleen & Mr. Thomas Harris
  • Hiland Dairy
  • In memory of Dr. Lisa Hodges
  • Bailee & Adam Hurley in memory of Huck Cannon Hurley
  • In honor of Jesus, Anonymous
  • Marion & Ben Kacos
  • Drs. Sanford Katz & Michelle Yetman Katz
  • Fred & Melinda Kent
  • Kiwanis Club of Shreveport
  • Kathy & Richard Lamb
  • Jim & Marianne Leslie
  • Leslie Family Foundation
  • Louis & Tootsie Davis Foundation
  • Judy A. Madison & Family
  • Vince & Sharon Maggio/Melissa Rose Maggio Foundation, Inc.
  • Bharti M. Manchandia, M.D. & Manohar R. Manchandia, M.D.
  • Martin Brower, Baton Rouge
  • Matthews, Beaty & Company, CPAs LLP
  • Kim & James McCormick
  • Linda & Herb Meadows
  • Metro Aviation, Inc. / Mike Stanberry
  • Drs. Kristi & Rick Michael
  • Drs. Cary & Karen Mielke
  • Dr. Jason & Jenny Milligan
  • Minden Medical Center, Northern Louisiana Medical Center &
Allegiance Health Management
  • Richard Morrison, M.D.
  • Kevin & Janet Murphy
  • Orcutt-Winslow + TEG
  • ORR KIA
  • Brenda & John Parsons of Deep South Equipment
  • Poindexter Foundation
  • Connie & Donald Posner & Family
  • Q=Petersen Family 
  • Querbes & Nelson
  • Red River Chevrolet and the Good Neighbor Chevy Dealers
  • River Bend Rotary Club of Shreveport
  • RMHC AR–NLA Board of Directors
  • Phyllis & Johnny Rogers
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities® Global
  • Rotary Club of South Shreveport
  • Dr. Phillip & Alma Rozeman
  • RRCU
  • Kathryn & Joe Salpietra
  • Shreveport-Bossier Delta Delta Delta Alumnae
  • In memory of William J. & Elaine Sherman
  • In memory of Aaron Michael Singer
  • Pam & Kim R. Smith
  • Southwestern Energy
  • Dr. Danielle & Nic Thomas
  • Greg & Wendi Tilley
  • In memory of Rusty Timmons
  • Dr. Minh Tran & Dr. Caroline Caperton, Ella Claire & Sophie Tran
  • Tyson
  • VieMed Healthcare
  • Darryl & Kim Webb
  • Ro & Steve White
  • Dr. Brent & Jessica Whitton
  • William Morris Companies LLC
  • Willis Knighton Health

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the largest Ronald McDonald House in the state of Louisiana, please reach out to us:

Lori Moore

Mission Director, Ronald McDonald House Shreveport-Bossier

lori@rmhcar-nla.org

318-840-9100

Roy Griggs

CEO Griggs Enterprise, Inc., Shreveport, LA

RMH Shreveport-Bossier Capital Campaign Chair

rlg2.1953@gmail.com

318-347-3306