City of Springfield Unveils Safe Haven Baby Box

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The City of Springfield gathered with Safe Haven Baby Box and community members to unveil the city’s first Safe Haven Baby Box at Fire Station 2, 1005 Bradley Drive. This life-saving resource was made possible through the dedicated fundraising efforts of advocate Silvanna Francescutti and generous donations from Open Door Pregnancy Center, Taylor and Robert Dorris from Willow Springs Electric, and other private donors.

Springfield’s new Safe Haven Baby Box is one of 237 locations nationwide and the ninth in Tennessee. The Safe Haven Baby Box initiative provides parents in crisis with a safe, anonymous way to surrender their infants, ensuring the babies’ safety and well-being. Since its inception in 2017, 49 infants have been safely and legally surrendered through Baby Boxes. These infants are then adopted by families registered as foster-to-adopt, with local family services coordinating the adoption process.

Fire Chief Jeff Glodoski expressed his gratitude, stating, “The Safe Haven Baby Box at Fire Station 2 provides a safe, anonymous option for parents in crisis, reinforcing our commitment to saving lives and supporting our community. We are proud to be part of this initiative and deeply grateful to those who made this possible, especially Silvanna Francescutti and Safe Haven Baby Box.”

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