Safe Haven Baby Boxes are a last resort option for women who feel they can’t take care of their newborn baby, but want to be completely anonymous. Parents can surrender their child with “no shame, no blame, no names”. In Ohio, parents can surrender their child until the baby is 30 days old. They may take their child to a Safe Haven Baby Box, or to a police officer, hospital employee, or emergency medical services worker.
1-866-992-2291 (or 1-866-99BABY1) is a National Safe Haven crisis hotline available 24/7 to assist women who may want to speak to a licensed counselor about their situation, or to find a safe haven location.
There are multiple baby box locations in Ohio and other states. Visit the website below to find the closest baby box or baby drawer location, and to learn more about them.