Safe Haven 24-hour Hotline has a New Number

October 5, 2023

Washington State Department of Health (DOH), Department of Children, Youth, and Families, and Washington State Hospital Association want to share the new Safe Haven 24-hour Hotline number: 1-888-510-2229.

Under Safe Haven law, parents in Washington may anonymously transfer their unharmed infant within 72 hours of birth to a qualified person at a designated drop-off location without being subject to criminal liability. The parent is not required to provide any identifying information to transfer the newborn. Call or text the 24/7 Hotline: 1-888-510-BABY(2229) for immediate assistance. In case of emergency, call 911.

Designated Drop-off Locations

Parents must leave their infant with an on-duty staff member (also known as a qualified person) during a designated location’s hours of operation or when it is open. They can transfer their unharmed baby to a qualified person at three types of locations where they won’t be held criminally liable.

  • Any hospital in the state of Washington -- the emergency department of a hospital is open 24 hours a day and is the safest drop-off location.
  • A staffed fire station when open.
  • A staffed rural health clinic when open.


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