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Safe Place for Newborns

5000 West Chambers Street

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53210

414-447-3030

24 hour hotline : 1-877-440-BABY (2229)

Email: tricia.burkett@ascension.org

About Us

When you are faced with an unexpected pregnancy, know there is always a safe place for your baby.  Safe Place for Newborns is a non-profit organization that works to provide education and awareness about the Safe Haven Law in Wisconsin.  Any parent is allowed to safely relinquish their newborn to any firefighter, police officer, EMT or hospital employee – NO QUESTIONS ASKED if they are unable to care for their newborn.pregnancy-woman-belly-hands-46207

Resources

Birth mothers:

If you have questions about a baby you have surrendered please call the Maternal Child Hotline: 1-800-722-2295

If you are pregnant and would like to speak to someone about your options, please call our 24 hour hotline: 877-440-2229

To speak to the Safe Place for Newborns coordinator Tricia Burkett, call 414-447-3030.   All information is kept confidential.

Prospective Adoptive families:

All prospective adoptive families must be licensed by local agencies. Contact your local foster/adopt agency for information on this process.

In the Milwaukee area you can call:

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin – Call KID-HERO (414) 543-4376 or http://www.chw.org/childrens-and-the-community/family-support-services/child-welfare-services/foster-care/

St Amelian Lakeside – 855-GROW-HOPE or growhope@sainta.org

 

 

Safe Haven sites:

There is important information that needs to be provided to any parent relinquishing an infant:

  1. Medical/genetic information
  2. Warning signs after delivery
  3. Who to call for follow up for questions about baby, postpartum assistance and medical assistance.

The founding purpose, and continuing mission, of Safe Place for Newborns is to save the lives of newborns in danger of abandonment and to help preserve the health and future of their mothers.