WOODBURN — In many states, April is known as Safe Haven Awareness Month.
One of the most important aspects of battling newborn and infant abandonments is the ability to maintain up-to-date safe haven awareness and education. With that thought in mind, Safe Haven Baby Boxes will be premiering a brand new, up-to-date public service announcement video, as well as a new training video.
The Safe Haven Baby Boxes program goes beyond the “Baby Box.” The primary objective of the organization is to eliminate infant abandonment through education and outreach in schools and communities. The National Safe Haven Crisis Hotline at (866) 99-BABY-1 further supports communities throughout the United States and has received over 7,000 calls since 2016. The SHBB program has assisted hundreds of women and children with counseling for surrenders, referral to pregnancy crisis resources and with support for parents making an adoption plan, with the last being in the state of New Jersey in March.
Safe Haven Baby Boxes will premiere their PSA at 8 p.m. EST Tuesday, April 6, on their YouTube channel. Viewers will be able to post questions and comments live during the broadcast and have them answered. Along with the PSA, a training and education video has been created for schools to utilize to help spread the word to students. If a school is interested in obtaining the free training video, reach out to Safe Haven Baby Box by e-mail at [email protected] with their contact information.