For Immediate Release
Contact: Nick Silverio
A Safe Haven for Newborns Expands Its Outreach
Pompano Beach, FL: February 20, 2016: Under current Florida Statute a mother may leave her unharmed newborn, seven days old or less at any fire, EMS station or hospital anonymously without fear of legal action.
Now, in partnership with American Medical Response, a mother will also be able to leave her unharmed newborn, seven days old or less with ambulance personnel.
“Our ambulances stage at certain locations throughout the coverage area,” explained James Cecil, Clinical and Education Manager for AMR in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. A desperate mother may not understand the difference between an ambulance and an EMS station. We would not want to turn her away.”
On Wednesday, February 24th, at 1:00 PM, The AMR staff will begin placing Safe Haven stickers on 150 ambulances throughout Broward and Palm Beach. “We are strengthening the message and expanding the reach,” said Cecil. Soon the outreach will include Miami-Dade & other regions in Florida.
A Safe Haven for Newborns’ website provides online training for all fire/EMS, healthcare, and law enforcement personnel. All AMR employees will receive the Safe Haven training. All Hospitals & 24/7 staffed fire/EMS stations throughout Florida already display the Safe Haven logo/signage.
“We have already collaborated with American Ambulance,” explained Nick Silverio, founder of A Safe Haven for Newborns. “We are very appreciative to both AMR & American Ambulance for their participation with us. This initiative will certainly increase awareness of this life saving program throughout South Florida”.
Invitation to cover:
The press is invited to attend the event as AMR’s representatives place stickers on their ambulances. The presentation will begin at 1 pm at AMR’s Broward County Operations Center, 2500 N.W. 29th Manor, Pompano, Fl. 33069.
A Safe Haven for Newborns operates statewide & was established in 2000 by Nick Silverio, in memory of his wife Gloria. The mission of A Safe Haven is to eliminate the ultimate in infant abuse, abandonment thru education, prevention, grass roots community involvement & direct assistance thru their 24/7 statewide helpline.
As a result of A Safe Haven for Newborns (www.asafehavenfornewborns.com) program and services, 236 newborns are now living in loving homes and over 5,000 women have been assisted in their time of need/crisis.