On August 8, 2001, a law went into effect that creates safe havens for parents of newborns who are considering the abandonment of their infants. The parent may bring the baby to one of several safe haven providers, including fire stations, hospitals, churches, and welfare agencies. The parent may remain anonymous and will not be required to answer any questions.
The Apache Junction Fire District fire stations are available seven days a week, 24 hours a day to accept a newborn infant. Once the baby is dropped off at a fire station, they will be taken to a hospital, then Child Protective Services will be called to take over their care.
A toll-free number is also available 24 hours a day 7 days a week for general information, counseling and medical information. The number is 1-866-707-BABY (2229).