Chesterton Fire Department has installed Safe Haven Baby Box #5 at Station #500 (702 Broadway, Chesterton). The Safe Haven Baby Box is positioned on the east side of the fire station. This is the 5th Safe Haven Baby Box installed and second since 2018 law (Coolspring Township Volunteer Fire Department in La Porte County and Woodburn Fire Department in Allen County). Chesterton Fire Dept is second station staffed 24/7 to install a Safe Haven Baby Box since new Indiana law. Safe Haven Baby Boxes cost roughly 10K to install. The City of Chesterton has been taking donations for this project and have financially covered the cost that donations didn’t cover. The footprint featured on the Safe Haven Baby Box is to honor the legacy of Baby Amelia. Baby Amelia was abandoned at Eagle Creek Park on December 28th, 2014. The Safe Haven Baby Box organization also staffs a 24-hour hotline (1-866-99BABY1) to give women the opportunity to talk to a trained professional as they consider safely surrendering their baby.
November 18th, 2018|Local News|