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Safe Surrender Baby Program

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Pursuant to California Health and Safety Code section 1255.7 and California Penal Code section 271.5, a parent or person in lawful custody of a newborn infant seventy-two (72) hours old or younger is granted immunity from criminal prosecution for abandonment if they surrender the baby at a hospital or other designated safe surrender site.

Imperial County Designated Safe Surrender Sites Include:

  1. El Centro Regional Medical Center
    1415 Ross. Ave., El Centro, CA
    Phone:(760) 339-7100
  2. Pioneers Memorial Hospital
    207 W. Legion Rd., Brawley, CA
    Phone: (760) 351-3333
  3. Imperial County Fire Department
    1. Station 1 2541 La Bruchierie Rd., Imperial, CA
      Phone: (760) 355-1191

    2. Station 2 1078 Dogwood Rd., Heber CA
      Phone: (760) 482-2420

    3. Station 3 1828 Park St., Seeley, CA
      Phone: (760) 352-2421

    4. Station 4 2541 La Bruchierie Rd., Imperial, CA
      Phone: (760) 355-1191

    5. Station 6 1157 Imperial Ave., Ocotillo, CA
      Phone: (760) 358-7802

Additional Medical and Support Resources:

  • Emergency 9-1-1

  • Imperial County Children and Families Services
    24-hour Hotline
    Phone: (760) 337-7750

  • PROJECT CUDDLE
    1-888-628-3353

  • Or go to: www.babysafe.ca.gov