Safe Place for Newborns — no shame, no blame, no names

Categories: Around the Diocese

Jan. 17, 2014, edition

In Minnesota, a mother, or someone acting with her permission, can safely surrender her unharmed infant born within the past seven days to a designated safe place.

A safe place includes a hospital, an urgent care facility during its hours of operation or an ambulance that is dispatched in response to a 911 call. Personnel at the safe place must not try to determine the identity of the mother or the person leaving the baby or call the police.

Safe Place for newborns is a safe and anonymous choice.

Crisis Pregnancy Centers serving the Diocese of St. Cloud:

Alexandria
Birthright of Alexandria
320-762-1224 or 800-550-4900

Cambridge
Pregnancy Resource Center
www.cambridgeprc.com
763-689-4319

Elk River
Abba Crisis Pregnancy Center
www.abbaprc.org
763-441-7777 or 877-441-7775

Fergus Falls
Health Resources Lifecare Center
www.healthresourcescenter.com
218-736-6050 or 800-450-4673

Henning
Caring Hands Maternity Home
www.chmhome.faithweb.com/ about.html
218-583-2083

Milaca
Rum River Life Choices Center
www.milacapregnancy.com
320-983-3771

Monticello
Birthright of Monticello
763-295-2232

Mora
Crisis Pregnancy Center
www.moracpc.org
320-679-4493

Morris
Life Care Pregnancy Center
www.optionsforwomen.info
320-589-0300

St. Cloud
Birthline, Inc.
www.birthline.org
800-786-0200 or 320-252-4150

St. Cloud
Pregnancy Resource Center
www.preghelp.com/index.php
800-450-1962 or 320-253-1962

Sauk Centre
Options for Women
www.optionsforwomen.us
320-351-4025

Wadena Area
Wadena Area Crisis Pregnancy Center Inc.
218- 631-2324 or 800-425-4673