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SAFE HAVEN FOR NEWBORNS, TRULY MAKING A DIFFERENCE:

  • 335 newborns not abandoned in Florida, left at Safe Haven  (Fire/EMS and hospitals).
  • Over 5000 girls/women assisted in their time of need or crisis.
  • 72 mothers, their anonymity not a concern, choose to place their baby directly with a licensed adoption agency.
  • 5 parents were helped to successfully regain their parental rights.
  • newborns saved from abandonment in other States, and 1 newborn saved in country of Honduras securing their future.

Each year, many girls and women in need or crisis are assisted through “A Safe Haven for Newborns”.

By Year (Florida)Safe Haven Abandoned In Unsafe PlacesTotal
2000134
2001437
200210616
200314923
200410313
200523326
200616723
200723427
200822628
200917320
201011011
201113013
201221324
201323326
201410010
201518018
201611213
201721324
201828129
201914317
202016016
2021909
Totals:33562
(Alive:30 - Dead:32
397
By CountySafe HavenAbandoned In Unsafe PlacesTotal
Alachua17017
Bay415
Brevard527
Broward40848
Charlotte404
Clay404
Collier314
Columbia505
Duval24327
Escambia707
Flagler303
Hernando808
Highlands426
Hillsborough10212
Indian River213
Lake404
Lee18119
Leon617
Manatee718
Marion426
Martin101
Miami-Dade53861
Monroe527
Nassau202
Okaloosa213
Orange18826
Osceola303
Palm Beach21627
Pasco213
Pinellas8311
Polk639
Putnam112
Santa Rosa617
Seminole11112
St. Lucie303
Sumter011
St. Johns202
Taylor101
Volusia10212
Wakulla101
Totals:33562397
By LocationTotal
Fire Resue & EMS74
Hospitals255
Police Station1
Safe Haven for Newborns3
Sheriff's Station2
Other States/Countries6
Total Saved:341
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