SAFELY SURRENDER YOUR BABY

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Occasionally parents face difficult and desperate circumstances and find they are not ready or able to raise a newborn. These parents have the option under the Safely Surrendered Baby Law to legally and safely surrender their newborn baby within three days of their birth (72 hours) at various Ventura County locations without fear or arrest. Any Ventura County Fire Department fire station, Ventura County Medical Center and Santa Paula Hospital are designated as Safe Havens for surrendered babies.

The surrender process is simple and protects both the parent and the baby. When a baby is surrendered at a Safe Haven, a confidential, coded ankle bracelet will be placed on the infant. The surrendering parent will be given a medical questionnaire and a bracelet that matches the one given to the baby. The brief questionnaire is voluntary and designed to collect medical information critical to the health and survival of the baby, not its identity. The confidential bracelets allow a surrendering parent to reclaim the baby within 14 days.

It is important that any parent who wants to surrender their baby know they can do so anonymously, but the infant must be received at the Safe Haven by an actual individual on duty. Leaving a baby unattended is considered child abandonment and the Safely Surrendered Baby law will not apply, leaving the parent unprotected from the law.

The Safe Surrender process protects newborns from abandonment, giving them a second chance at life. Newborns can be safely surrendered throughout the county.

Safe surrender sites display the blue and white logo above.

DIAL 1.877.BABY.SAF (1-877-222-9723)
Questions: babysafevc@ventura.org

The toll-free telephone hotline number provides information and the locations of safe surrender sites.

Find a Safe Haven Location

      Safe Haven Locations - Fire Stations & Hospitals

      Hospitals

      St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital
      2309 Antonio Ave., Camarillo, CA 93010
      (805) 389-5811

      Ojai Valley Community Hospital
      1306 Maricopa Hwy., Ojai, CA 93023
      (805) 640-2260

      St. John’s Regional Medical Center
      1600 N. Rose Ave., Oxnard, CA 93030
      (805) 988-2500

      Simi Valley Hospital
      2975 N. Sycamore Dr., Simi Valley, CA 93065
      (805) 955-6000

      Los Robles Hospital
      215 W. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
      (805) 370-4435

      Ventura County Medical Center
      300 Hillmont Avenue
      Ventura, CA 93003

      Community Memorial Hospital
      147 N. Brent St., Ventura, CA 93003
      (805) 652-5018

      Fire Stations

      Ventura County Fire Station 50 - Camarillo Airport
      189 S. Las Posas Road
      Camarillo, CA 93010

      (805) 371-1111 x.50

      Ventura County Fire Station 52 - Mission Oaks
      5353 Santa Rosa Road
      Camarillo, CA 93010

      (805) 371-1111 x.52

      Ventura County Fire Station 54 - Camarillo
      2160 Pickwick Drive
      Camarillo, CA 93010

      (805) 371-1111 x.54

      Ventura County Fire Station 55 - Las Posas
      403 Valley Vista Drive
      Camarillo, CA 93010

      (805) 371-1111 x.55

      Ventura County Fire Station 27 - Fillmore
      613 Old Telegraph Road
      Fillmore, CA 93015

      (805) 371-1111 x.27

      Ventura County Fire Station 56 - Malibu
      11855 Pacific Coast Highway
      Malibu, CA 90265

      (805) 371-1111 x.56

      Ventura County Fire Station 40 – Mountain Meadows
      4185 Cedar Springs Street
      Moorpark, CA 93021

      (805) 371-1111 x.40

      Ventura County Fire Station 42 – Moorpark
      295 E. High Street
      Moorpark, CA 93021

      (805) 371-1111 x.42

      Ventura County Fire Station 32 - Potrero
      830 Reino Road
      Newbury Park, CA 91320

      (805) 371-1111 x.32

      Ventura County Fire Station 35 - Newbury Park
      751 Mitchell Road
      Newbury Park, CA 91320

      (805) 371-1111 x.35

      Ventura County Fire Station 36 - Oak Park
      855 North Deerhill Road
      Oak Park, CA 91377

      (805) 371-1111 x.36

      Ventura County Fire Station 23 - Oak View
      15 Kunkle Street
      Oak View, CA 93022

      (805) 371-1111 x.23

      Ventura County Fire Station 21 – Ojai
      1201 East Ojai Avenue
      Ojai, CA 93023

      (805) 371-1111 x.21

      Ventura County Fire Station 22 – Meiners Oaks
      466 South La Luna Avenue
      Ojai, CA 93023

      (805) 371-1111 x.22

      Ventura County Fire Station 51 - El Rio
      3302 Turnout Park Cr
      Oxnard, CA 93030

      (805) 371-1111 x.51

      Oxnard Fire Station 1
      491 S. K St., Oxnard, CA 93030
      (805) 385-7740

      Oxnard Fire Station 2
      531 E. Pleasant Valley Rd., Oxnard, CA 93030
      (805) 385-7740

      Oxnard Fire Station 3
      150 Hill St., Oxnard CA 93030
      (805) 385-7740

      Oxnard Fire Station 4
      230 W. Vineyard Ave., Oxnard, CA 93030
      (805) 385-7740

      Oxnard Fire Station 5
      1450 Colonia Rd., Oxnard, CA 93030
      (805) 385-7740

      Oxnard Fire Station 6
      2601 Peninsula Rd., Oxnard, CA 93030
      (805) 385-7740

      Oxnard Fire Station 7
      3300 Turnout Park Circle, Oxnard, CA 93036
      (805) 385-7740

      Ventura County Fire Station 28 - Piru
      513 North Church Street
      Piru, CA 93040

      (805) 371-1111 x.28

      Ventura County Fire Station 53 - Port Huneme
      304 N. Second Street
      Port Hueneme, CA 93041

      (805) 371-1111 x.53

      Ventura County Fire Station 20 - Summit
      12727 Santa Paula-Ojai Road
      Santa Paula, CA 93060

      (805) 371-1111 x.20

      Ventura County Fire Station 26 - West Santa Paula
      536 W. Main Street
      Santa Paula, CA 93060

      (805) 371-1111 x.26

      Ventura County Fire Station 29 - Santa Paula
      114 S. 10th Street
      Santa Paula, CA 93060

      (805) 371-1111 x.29

      Ventura County Fire Station 41 – Simi Valley
      1910 Church Street
      Simi Valley, CA 93065

      (805) 371-1111 x.41

      Ventura County Fire Station 43 – Yosemite
      5874 E. Los Angeles Ave.
      Simi Valley, CA 93063

      (805) 371-1111 x.43

      Ventura County Fire Station 44 – Wood Ranch
      1050 Country Club Drive
      Simi Valley, CA 93065

      (805) 371-1111 x.44

      Ventura County Fire Station 45 – West Simi
      790 Pacific Avenue
      Simi Valley, CA 93065

      (805) 371-1111 x.45

      Ventura County Fire Station 46 – Tapo
      3265 Tapo Street
      Simi Valley, CA 93063

      (805) 371-1111 x.46

      Ventura County Fire Station 47 – Big Sky
      2901 Erringer Road
      Simi Valley, CA 93065

      (805) 371-1111 x.47

      Ventura County Fire Station 57 - Somis
      3356 Somis Road
      Somis, CA 93066

      (805) 371-1111 x.57

      Ventura County Fire Station 30 - Civic Center
      325 West Hillcrest Drive
      Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

      (805) 371-1111 x.30

      Ventura County Fire Station 31 - Westlake
      151 Duesenberg Drive
      Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

      (805) 371-1111 x.31

      Ventura County Fire Station 33 - Lake Sherwood
      33 Lake Sherwood Drive
      Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

      (805) 371-1111 x.33

      Ventura County Fire Station 34 - Arboles
      555 E. Avenida de Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
      (805) 371-1111 x.34

      Ventura County Fire Station 37 - North Ranch
      2010 Upper Ranch Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
      (805) 371-1111 x.37

      Ventura County Fire Station 25 – Rincon
      5674 West Pacific Coast Highway
      Ventura, CA 93001

      (805) 371-1111 x.25

      Ventura Fire Station 1
      717 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, CA 93001
      (805) 384-1500

      Ventura Fire Station 2
      41 S. Seaward Ave., Ventura, CA 93001
      (805) 384-1500

      Ventura Fire Station 3
      5838 Telegraph Rd., Ventura, CA 93003
      (805) 384-1500

      Ventura Fire Station 5
      4225 E. Main St., Ventura, CA 93003
      (805) 384-1500

      Ventura Fire Station 6
      10797 Darling Rd., Ventura, CA 93004

      THERE IS AN OPTION. DON'T ABANDON YOUR BABY.