Safe Haven Facility

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A Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee Facility


The Tennessee Safe Haven Law, enacted July 1, 2001, allows mothers of newborns to surrender their unharmed baby within 14 days of birth, confidentially and without fear of prosecution for abandonment.

A mother who is not willing or able to care for her newborn may confidentially bring her unharmed baby, 14 days old or younger, to staff at any hospital, birthing center, community health clinic, outpatient “walk-in” clinic, EMS facility, fire station (only if staffed 24 hours), or law enforcement facility (only if staffed 24 hours.) The mother does not have to give her name or any other information.

All Collierville fire houses are official Secret Safe Place Facilities:

  • Fire House 1 – 128 N Main St
  • Fire House 2 – 391 Old Byhalia Rd
  • Fire House 3 – 1241 Peterson Lake Rd
  • Fire House 4 – 2823 Houston Levee Rd
  • Fire House 5 – 4280 S. Houston Levee Rd

For more information, please visit A Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee