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New Safe Haven Baby Box in Frankfort makes 17th in the state of Indiana

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Posted at 11:44 AM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 13:12:47-05

FRANKFORT — Safe Haven Baby Boxes blessed their 17th box in the state of Indiana on Friday.

The dedication was was held at the Frankfort Fire Station, which was chosen due to its accessibility and level anonymity, according to Safe Haven Baby Boxes.

READ | Safe Haven Baby Boxes are saving — and changing — lives

The goal of Safe Haven Baby Boxes is to make it so mothers have a safe place to surrender their newborns anonymously.

Baby boxes are safe incubators that have alarm systems, so 911 is notified as soon as a baby is placed inside. The baby boxes also have heating and cooling features.

READ | Newborn surrendered in Safe Haven Baby Box in northern Indiana just 30 says after it opened

Indiana's Safe Haven law allows people to anonymously surrender their healthy infants at any fire station in the state without fear of criminal prosecution.

The Safe Haven Baby Box organization also staffs a 24-hour hotline (1-866-99BABY1), so parents can talk to trained professionals about possibly surrendering their baby. You can also visit the Safe Haven Baby Box website for more information including locations.

LIST | Find a Safe Haven Baby Box Near You

Safe Haven currently has baby boxes installed in the following areas in Indiana:

  • Woodburn, Indiana
  • Chesterton, Indiana
  • Michigan City, Indiana (2)
  • Carmel, Indiana
  • Decatur Township, Indiana
  • North Vernon, Indiana
  • Mount Vernon
  • Hammond, Indiana
  • Seymour, Indiana
  • Syracuse, Indiana
  • Warsaw, Indiana
  • East Chicago, Indiana
  • Crown Point, Indiana
  • Angola, Indiana
  • Fortville, Indiana
  • Frankfort, Indiana