Service provided by the Health Planning Council of Southwest Florida, Inc.



Safe Haven for Newborns

Counties served:

Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota


Under Florida statute, a parent may leave an unharmed, newborn infant (up to seven days old) at a Safe Haven without fear of prosecution. Hospitals, fire stations and EMS facilities are considered Safe Havens. The Safe Haven for Newborns Helpline can assist with coordinating the Safe Haven option or provide other resources to protect the lives of both the mother and the infant.


6955 NW 77th Avenue Suite #302 Miami, Florida 33166
877-767-2229 or 305-882-1304 x103
Fax: 305-889-0017


We provide info for resources in these Southwest Florida counties: