Safe Haven Baby Box and Hotline Number Billboard Update
Updated as of May 11, 2020
We are pleased to announce that a baby surrender took place earlier this month in north central Indiana. Due to confidentiality issues, we can’t say specifically which county, but we can say that the process started when the young woman called the Safe Haven hotline number which she saw on one of RTL of NCI’s Safe Haven Hotline Number billboards.
We have been notified by the Logansport Fire Department that the Logansport Baby Boxis scheduled to be installed soon.
We have been notified that the Marion, Indiana, Baby Box contract between Marion General Hospital and Safe Haven Baby Boxes should be signed soon. That will be the trigger for a $10,000 check to be sent from RTL of NCI for the purchase of the Marion, Indiana, Baby Box
Background on RTL of NCI Safe Haven Baby Box Project.
A goal was announced at the 2018 fall Legacy of Life Banquet to raise funds for two Safe Haven Baby Boxes in north central Indiana as well as raising awareness for the Safe Haven hotline number.
We have appreciated the opportunity to partner with many individuals and organizations such as Kristi Ormsby, Warsaw Ministerial Association, Whitley County Republican Women’s Club, Knights of Columbus in Warsaw and Columbia City, and Parkview Health.
The goal of two baby boxes in north central Indiana has now transformed into 4 (Warsaw, Syracuse, Logansport and Columbia City) and now we are working towards a fifth box (Marion, IN).
To find out more about Safe Haven Baby Boxes, Inc. you can check out their website here.
In addition to the goal of seeing baby boxes installed in north central Indiana, RTL of NCI has implemented a marketing plan to promote the Safe Haven Baby Box hotline number in north central Indiana. The first step was a 3-month billboard campaign in Whitley and Kosciusko Counties beginning in November of 2018.
Beginning June 2019, billboards were put up in six of the north central Indiana counties (Whitley, Kosciusko, Grant, Wabash, Fulton, and Cass). Check out the billboard design.
If you would like to support these efforts, you can give a tax-deductible donation. Checks can be made payable to RTL of NCI (note which baby box campaign you want to donate to on memo line) and mailed to PO Box 1162, Warsaw, IN 46581. You can also give online.