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What is a Safe Haven Baby Box?

A Baby Box is a safety device provided for under state’s Safe Haven Law and legally permits a mother in crisis to safely, securely, and anonymously surrender if they are unable to care for their newborn. A Baby Box is installed in an exterior wall of a designated fire station or hospital. It has an exterior door that automatically locks upon placement of a newborn inside the Baby Box, and an interior door which allows a medical staff member to secure the surrendered newborn from inside the designated building.

Locations in Arkansas

  • Maumelle Fire Station #1- 2000 Murphy Drive, Maumelle, AR 72113

  • Fort Smith Fire Station #11- 8900 Massard Road, Fort Smith, AR 72916

  • El Dorado Fire Department Station #2- 1403 East Hillsboro, El Dorado, AR 71730

 

All Safe Haven Baby Boxes are electronically monitored and are equipped to notify 911 as soon as the outer door is open.  If there is no one in the building, do not worry, 911 dispatch will dispatch the closest fire or police personal.  

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