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SAFE HAVEN FOR NEWBORNS, TRULY MAKING A DIFFERENCE:

  • 382 newborns not abandoned in Florida, left at Safe Haven  (Fire/EMS and hospitals).
  • Over 6000 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.
  • 6 parents were helped to successfully regain their parental rights.
  • 9 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
2000033
2001538
200210616
200314923
200410313
200523326
200616723
200723427
200822628
200917320
201011011
201113013
201221324
201323326
201410010
201518018
201611213
201721324
201828129
201914317
202016016
202121021
202214014
202318220
2024314
Totals:38265
(Alive:32 - Dead:33
447
By CountySafe HavenAbandoned In Unsafe PlacesTotal
Alachua21021
Bay516
Brevard527
Broward43952
Charlotte404
Clay606
Collier314
Columbia505
Duval31334
Escambia10010
Flagler404
Hernando10010
Highlands527
Hillsborough12214
Indian River213
Lake505
Lee21122
Leon819
Manatee718
Marion426
Martin101
Miami-Dade57865
Monroe628
Nassau202
Okaloosa314
Orange20828
Osceola404
Palm Beach22628
Pasco314
Pinellas8311
Polk7411
Putnam123
Santa Rosa617
Seminole12113
St. Lucie303
Sumter011
St. Johns202
Taylor101
Volusia12113
Wakulla101
Totals:38265447
By LocationTotal
Fire Resue & EMS81
Hospitals294
Police Station2
Safe Haven for Newborns3
Sheriff's Station2
Other States/Countries10
Total Saved:392
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