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Safe Haven for Newborns

A “Safe Haven for Newborns” is here to help pregnant teens and women of all ages, from the time they find out they are pregnant and throughout their pregnancy, and even after the baby is born. We want them to know there is help for them before the reach a moment of crisis in deciding what to do with their newborn, and that there are safe haven’s for them to leave their babies instead of leaving a baby in an unsafe situation or abandoning the baby.

We understand that finding out you are pregnant can be scary. You may not be sure if you want this baby or what to do with it once it is born. We know it takes a great deal of courage to seek help when you are pregnant and don’t know what to do. We understand you may have mixed feelings about your baby. We are here to help you, not judge you. vs. the tragic alternative of abandonment.

The mother or the father of a newborn can take the baby to a ‘Safe Haven” location. REMEMBER, THE BABY MUST BE GIVEN TO A PERSON AT A SAFE HAVEN LOCATION. That is the only way to ensure that the baby will be safe & well taken care of.  Many Hospitals and all staffed 24/7 Fire and Emergency Medical Service stations have signs with our logo and helpline # posted outside of their facility.

Make sure you:

  • Give the baby to a person who  is wearing some form of visible identification that says they work at the place you are at.
  • Tell the person that you want to leave your baby with “Safe Haven

 

Alabama

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Emergency room
 Age: 3 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity not specified but legal protection granted
 Helpline:  877-767-BABY (2229)

Alaska

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Police officer
Fire station
EMS provider
 Age: 21 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted

 

Arizona

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
EMS professional
Fire station
Licensed child welfare agency
licensed adoption agency
church
 Age: 3 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted
 Helpline: 1-866-458-0058

 

Arkansas

Safe Haven Providers: Medical provider
Hospital
Law enforcement agency
 Age: 30 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity not specified but legal protection granted

 

California

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Emergency room
Location designated by the board of supervisors of a county or local fire agency
 Age: 3 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted
 Helpline: 1-877-222-9723

 

Colorado

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Fire station/td>
 Age: 3 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity not specified but legal protection granted

 

Connecticut

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Emergency room
 Age: 30 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted
 Helpline: 1-800-842-2288

 

Delaware

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Emergency room
 Age: 14 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and protection granted

 

Florida

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
24/7 staffed EMS
24/7 staffed fire station
 Age: 7 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted
 Helpline: 877-767-BABY (2229)

 

Georgia

Safe Haven Providers: Medical facility
Hospital
Institutional Infirmary
Birthing Center
Health Center
 Age: 7 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted

 

Hawaii

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Police department
Fire station
EMS provider
 Age: 3 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted

 

Idaho

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Clinic
EMS provider
Emergency room
 Age: 30 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted

 

Illinois

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Police department
Fire station
EMS provider
 Age: 30 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted

 

Indiana

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Fire station
EMS provider
 Age: 45 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted
 Helpline: 1-877-796-HOPE

 

Iowa

Safe Haven Providers: Medical facility
Hospital
Emergency room
 Age: 14 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted

 

Kansas

Safe Haven Providers: Medical facility
Fire station
health department
 Age: 45 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity not specified but legal protection granted
 Helpline: 1-866-320-5764 or call 211

 

Kentucky

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
EMS provider
Fire station
Police department
 Age: 3 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted

 

Louisiana

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Police department
Fire station
EMS provider
Medical facility
Public health unit
Pregnancy crisis center
Child advocacy center
 Age: 30 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity not specified but legal protection granted

 

Maine

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Emergency room
Law enforcement agency
Medical service provider
Fire station
 Age: 31 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted

 

Maryland

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Police station
Responsible adult/td>
 Age: 10 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity not specified but legal protection granted

 

Massachusetts

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Police department
Fire station
 Age: 7 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted

 

Michigan

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Police department
Fire station
EMS provider
 Age: 3 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted
 Helpline: 1-866-733-7733

 

Minnesota

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
911 ambulance personel
urgent care facility
 Age: 7 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted
 Helpline: 1-877-440-2229

 

Mississippi

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Emergency room
Licensed adoption agency
EMS provider
 Age: 3 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted

 

Missouri

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
EMS professional
Fire station
Law enforcement agency
Maternity homes
Pregnancy resource centers
 Age: 45 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity not specified but legal protection granted
 Helpline: 1-866-320-5764 or call 211

 

Montana

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Fire station
Law enforcement agency
 Age: 30 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted

 

Nebraska

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
 Age: 30 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity not specified but legal protection granted

 

Nevada

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Fire station
Law enforcement agency
EMS provider
 Age: 30 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted

 

New Hampshire

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
911 responder
Police department
Church
Fire station
 Age: 30 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted

 

New Jersey

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Emergency room
Police department
 Age: 30 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity not specified but legal protection granted
 Helpline: 1-877-839-23339

 

New Mexico

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Clinic
 Age: 90 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted

 

New York

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Fire station
Police department
Health department
Nonprofit community healt center
Responsible adult
 Age: 30 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity not specified but legal protection granted
 Helpline: 1-877-769-HOPE

 

North Carolina

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Medical facility
EMS provider
Law enforcement agency
Fire station
Social services agency
Responsible adult
 Age: 7 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted
 Helpline: 1-800-FOR-BABY

 

North Dakota

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
 Age: 1 year or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted

 

Ohio

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
EMS provider
Law enforcement agency
 Age: 30 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted

 

Oklahoma

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Medical facility
Police department
Child welfare agency
Fire station
 Age: 7 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted

 

Oregon

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Medical facility
Police department
Birthing center
Fire station
 Age: 30 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted

 

Pennsylvania

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
 Age: 28 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted

 

Puerto Rico

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Police department
Fire station
EMS provider
Worship center
Children shelter
 Age: 3 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymityand legal protection granted

 

South Carolina

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
EMS provider
Fire station
Worship center
Law enforcement agency
 Age: 30 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted

 

South Dakota

Safe Haven Providers: Licensed medical facility
EMS provider
Fire station
Clinic
Licensed child placement agency
Law enforcement agency
 Age: 60 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted

 

Tennessee

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
outpatient clinic
Birthing center
24/7 staffed police station
24/7 staffed fire station
24/7 staffed EMS station
 Age: 3 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted

 

Rhode Island

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
EMS provider
Fire station
Police department
 Age: 30 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted

 

Texas

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
EMS provider
Licensed child placement agency/td>
 Age: 60 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted

 

Utah

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Emergency room
 Age: 3 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted
 Helpline: 1-866-458-0058

 

Vermont

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Worship center
EMS professional
Fire station
Police department
Medical facility
Adoption agency
 Age: 30 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted

 

Virginia

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Emergency room
EMS provider
 Age: 14 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity not specified but legal protection granted

 

Washington

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Emergency room
Fire station
Registered rural health clinic
 Age: 3 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted
 Helpline: 1-877-440-2229

 

Washington DC

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
EMS provider
Fire station
Police department
 Age: 14 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted

 

West Virginia

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Healt care facility
 Age: 30 days or younger

 

Wisconsin

Safe Haven Providers: Hospital
Fire station
Police department
EMS provider
 Age: 3 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity not specified but legal protection granted
 Helpline: 1-877-440-2229

 

Wyoming

Safe Haven Providers: 24/7 staffed hospital
E27/ staffed fire station
24/7 staffed police dept
Dept of family
Services shelter
 Age: 14 days or younger
 Anonymity: anonymity and legal protection granted
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