With the initiative of then U.S. Ambassador Catherine Todd Bailey, Latvian leadership began to develop an interest in a group of people who thought a great deal about Latvian children’s health and welfare. The working party decided to cooperate with the international charity Ronald McDonald House Charities, which has for several decades had a global impact on the most urgent problems facing today s families with children.
In December of 2007, Ronald McDonald House Charities Latvia (RMHC Latvija) was founded. RMHC Latvija then began a three-year process of project identification, legal registrations, building partnerships, and fundraising in anticipation of the official start to providing medical services. As a result, we are registered charity and have public beneficiary status.
On May 26, 2010, RMHC Global provided the Care Mobile to RMHC Latvija, and at the end of 2011 the first visits started.