Baby Safe counters infanticide by providing alternatives to desperate mothers. They intervene in South Africa’s baby dumping crisis by providing a drop off point (the baby safe), where a mother can leave her baby anonymously, legally, and safely, 24 hours a day.
Their growing network includes baby safes in Sun Valley, Jeffrey’s Bay, Pietermaritzberg, Theyllington, Somerset Theyst, Johannesburg, Hermanus, Nordbrug, and upcoming in Ocean View & Masiphumelele. The network has also gone international now, with a baby safe in Swaziland.
Baby Safe is equipped to intervene with abandoned babies that are found alive. They work with social services, the police, and other community resources to provide immediate and safe care for abandoned, abused or neglected babies.
The safe provides an opportunity for a mother to leave the baby anonymously, as an alternative to dumping her baby. The safe also has a variety of safety features to insure that proper care will be given to the baby immediately. Their team of dedicated staff are immediately notified by Voice Call when a baby is left in the safe and a safety backup system confirms that the infant has been fetched.
They counsel pregnant women (and new mothers in crisis) to address the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual state of each woman. They guide mothers who are choosing adoption through the process. Women served by Baby Safe are connected with spiritual and social support in their community through All Nations home churches, bible studies, social service referrals, job creation schemes & training, mentor relationships, and baby care interventions.