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SAFE HAVEN FOR NEWBORNS, TRULY MAKING A DIFFERENCE:

  • 355 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.
  • 7 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
202121021
2022808
Totals:35562
(Alive:30 - Dead:32
417
By CountySafe HavenAbandoned In Unsafe PlacesTotal
Alachua18018
Bay415
Brevard527
Broward42850
Charlotte404
Clay404
Collier314
Columbia505
Duval28331
Escambia808
Flagler404
Hernando10010
Highlands527
Hillsborough11213
Indian River213
Lake404
Lee18119
Leon718
Manatee718
Marion426
Martin101
Miami-Dade56864
Monroe527
Nassau202
Okaloosa213
Orange19827
Osceola303
Palm Beach21627
Pasco213
Pinellas8311
Polk639
Putnam112
Santa Rosa617
Seminole12113
St. Lucie303
Sumter011
St. Johns202
Taylor101
Volusia11112
Wakulla101
Totals:35562417
By LocationTotal
Fire Resue & EMS76
Hospitals272
Police Station2
Safe Haven for Newborns3
Sheriff's Station2
Other States/Countries8
Total Saved:363
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