The Safe Haven Law is in place to provide a safe way to surrender your healthy newborn WITHOUT fear of criminal prosecution.
Fire Stations, Police Stations and Hospitals are trained to be a Safe Haven for your newborn when you just don’t know what else to do.
If you or someone you know needs help, call our 24 hour hotline at 1-866-99BABY1
LAPORTE COUNTY BABY BOXES
Coolspring TWP Fire Department
7111 W 400 N., Michigan City, IN 46360
Franciscan Health Michigan City
3500 Franciscan Way, Michigan City, IN 46360
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.
A Baby Box is a safety device provided for under state’s Safe Haven Law and legally permits a mother in crisis to safely, securely, and anonymously surrender if they are unable to care for their newborn. A Baby Box is installed in an exterior wall of a designated fire station or hospital. It has an exterior door that automatically locks upon placement of a newborn inside the Baby Box, and an interior door which allows a medical staff member to secure the surrendered newborn from inside the designated building.
Monica received our 2018 LaPorte County Heroes for Life Award.
A Safe Haven Baby Box Year in Review
Here are some highlights from a very blessed 2022 for SHBB. We are blessed to have so many supporters that helped to make this organization what it is today. We can’t wait to see what next year has in store for us.