Family Support Services

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Family Support Services

We're Here for You

Having a child with an illness can be difficult for the entire family. That is why Ronald McDonald House at Stanford has created the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Family Support Services (FSS) program.

FSS can help families cope with the special challenges of caring for a child with a serious illness and build on the individual family’s own strengths. FSS can also direct parents to available outside resources.

FSS consists of practicum students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows that are doctoral students or graduates of a doctorate program in clinical psychology. All FSS clinicians are  supervised by licensed clinical psychologists and faculty from the California School of Professional Psychology. The interns are available to all families and offer any support that may be helpful.


Our Services

FSS is available to all families who are current or past residents of Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. Support services are offered in English and Spanish and include the following:

• Support for Sick Children and Siblings
• Support for Parents and Families
• Crisis Intervention
• Fun Club for Kids, Parents, and Families
• Holiday and Special Events
• Provide Families with Resources


Our Goal

FSS strives to provide support and resources to families at Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. Individuals, couples, or the entire family are served in private offices or around the House — in the kitchen, in the playroom — wherever feels most comfortable. FSS not only offers support to individual families, but also plans and manages House activities such as Fun Club, holiday activities, and special events. These activities help create a caring, supportive, and joyful environment for all of the families we serve.