St. Louis (KSDK) -- The story of a newborn found abandoned in a yard in Ellisville is troubling for many reasons but especially because there are so many places to turn for any trouble parent or caregiver.
Both Illinois and Missouri have Safe Have Laws which protect overwhelmed parents and babies. Laws in each state vary. You can find information on both through the US Department of Health and Human Services.
US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES WEBSITE
Nurses for Newborns is a local organization that provides help for new parents who may be struggling.
NURSES FOR NEWBORNS WEBSITE
Nurses for Newborns Support Line: 1-800-45BIRTH (800-452-4784)
St. Louis Crisis Nursery provides short term, emergency shelter for children whose parents face overwhelming emotional or financial stress or any other challenges.
ST. LOUIS CRISIS NURSERY WEBSITE
St. Louis Newborns 24 Hour Helpline: 314-768-3201 or 314-338-2200
Youth at Risk compiled a complete list of Safe Place locations by zipcode.
YOUTH AT RISK SAFE PLACE LOCATIONS