How can I stay?
Families must be referred by a nurse or social worker at the hospital. A referral is not a reservation. Rooms are provided based on room availability, severity of diagnosis and distance traveled. Ask your child’s nurse or social worker about making a referral to us.
How do I know if I have a room at the House?
Once the referral and background check authorization form has been received from the referring hospital, the House staff will run the background checks and will call the family to provide a status update.
What is in the guests room and available at the House?
The Southern Appalachian Ronald McDonald House has 10 bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. Each room is supplied with linens and toiletry items. The House also includes a fully stocked kitchen, a laundry facility, two playrooms and a library, as well a large dining area, living room and several common areas equipped with TVs. There is no cost to stay at the House, but we ask each family to contribute $10 per night towards their stay to help defray costs. However, no one is ever turned away for inability to contribute.
Southern Appalachian Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc.
Guest Applicant Background Check
As part of the Guest Application process for Southern Appalachian Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc., (RMHC) I understand that RMHC may hire Selection.com to obtain “Consumer Reports” about me as defined in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
I understand that these Consumer Reports may include, as allowed by law, the following types of information, as applicable: names and dates of previous employers, reason for termination of employment, work experience, reasons for termination of tenancy, former landlords, education, accidents, licensure, credit, etc. I also understand that such reports may contain public record information such as, but not limited to: my driving record, workers’ compensation claims, judgments, bankruptcy proceedings, evictions, criminal records, etc., from federal, state, and other agencies that maintain such records.
I understand that RMHC may rely on any or all of the above-referenced information to determine my eligibility for temporary residency. If RMHC considers making an adverse, residency-related decision that will affect me based, in whole or in part, upon a Consumer Report obtained from Selection.com, I will be offered a copy of the Consumer Report and a written summary of my Consumer Rights under the FCRA before RMHC finalizes that decision.
I have read the above disclosure and I hereby authorize Southern Appalachian Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc., and Selection.com or its authorized agents to obtain the above-referenced information about me. I also authorize all agencies, bureaus, employers, information service organizations and individuals to provide any of the above-referenced knowledge or information they have concerning me. Furthermore, this authorization shall remain on file and shall serve as an ongoing authorization for RMHC to obtain “Consumer Reports” about me from SMS at any time during my temporary residency at RMHC. A photocopy or facsimile of this authorization shall be as valid as the original.