In 1999, Texas became the first state to pass a safe haven law for infants. Also known as the Baby Moses law, this law gives parents who are unable to care for their child a safe and legal choice to leave their infant with an employee at a designated Safe Place.
All fire stations are designated as "Safe Place" sites. Any youth in crisis can walk into one of the nearly 20,000 Safe Places across the country and ask an employee for help. These locations display the yellow, diamond-shaped Safe Place sign on their location. Inside, employees are trained and prepared to assist any young person asking for help.
For more information visit the Safe Place website.