SAFE HAVEN BABY BOXES

Our Hero For Life Award goes to MONICA KELSEY – SAFE HAVEN BABY BOXES

Monica’s life began as a rescue operation.  She was abandoned at birth and adopted into a loving family almost immediately.  Monica believes she was saved in order to help save others.

She carries out her rescue work as a firefighter and medic through the Woodburn Fire Department in Indiana and as founder of Save Haven Baby Boxes.

Safe haven laws exist in all 50 states making it legal to drop newborn babies at approved facilities such as hospitals and fire stations.  The Safe Haven Law is in place to provide a safe way to surrender a healthy newborn without fear of criminal prosecution.

Fire Stations, Police Stations and Hospitals are trained to be a Safe Haven for a newborn.  The safe haven baby box takes the face to face interaction out of the surrender and protects the mother from being seen.

Safe Haven Law provides No Shame, No Blame, No Names.

In LaPorte County the Safe Haven Baby Box is located at the Coolspring Township Fire Station.  Two babies have been saved through its being there.

Thank you Monica for your time, dedication, service and commitment in saving others.  You are our 2018 Hero For Life.

www.safehavenbabyboxes.com