Under Tennessee Law, the following facilities are Safe Havens for newborn babies:
Community Health Clinics(health departments)
Outpatient, Walk-In Clinics
Emergency Medical Service Facilities (EMS)
Fire Stations (only those staffed 24 hours)
Police Stations (only those staffed 24 hours)
*You do not have to surrender in the county which you reside. *All facilities are marked with outdoor signage and door clings. *Some facilities are not open 24/7. If this is the case, facility personnel must be present in order to surrender, per the Safe Haven Law. This will be denoted on the facility door.
If you work for any of the above facilities in Tennessee and you do not see your facility listed on the “Find a Location” page please let us know immediately.
To schedule in-service training or receive a pre-recorded training link for your facility on the Safe Haven Law, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your facility needs mother’s packets, posters, rack cards, or facility signs, please contact our business office at 865-254-2208 or email email@example.com. Help us to create awareness around safe surrender!