Hope's Cradle safe surrender site for infants.
The RM of Taché Fire Department's Landmark Hall has a Hope's Cradle safe surrender site for infants in Manitoba. It is meant as a last resort for parents that feel they have no other option.
A Hope’s Cradle is an anonymous and safe place where an infant can be safely surrendered. Inside is a temperature-controlled, ventilated bassinet and documentation that informs the parent, usually the mother, of her rights, how the process works, a form to send in about medical history, and a list of resources. Once the door is opened, the parent has two minutes to place the baby in the cradle and vacate the site before a silent alarm is sent to first responders.
Life Culture was proud to fund this project and collaborate with the RM of Taché and Gems for Gems in making this resource a reality for women in Manitoba.
Hope’s Cradle is an initiative of Gems for Gems, a Calgary based organization working to end domestic abuse and help survivors.