The Gloria M. Silverio Foundation a 501(c)3, A Safe Haven for Newborns, is celebrating saving over 180 babies lives. The foundation is dedicated to saving the precious lives of newborns from the dangers of abandonment and assisting pregnant girls and women in crisis.
The Second Annual “A Wonderland in Safe Haven” Gala fundraiser was held at the spectacular Hyatt Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale, Saturday, December 1, 2012. The event was produced by Ana Vento of Events By Vento Designs. All of the money raised from the fundraising event will go to benefit the Gloria M. Silverio Foundation — A Safe Haven For Newborns. The Gloria M. Silverio Foundation recognized and honored Dr. Francisco A. Medina, Medical Director of Pediatric Emergency Services, Homestead Hospital, Linda S. Quick, President of South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association, and Sheriff Al Lamberti, Sheriff of Broward County for their outstanding dedication, benevolence and commitment to making a difference and impacting A Safe Haven for Newborns.
Baby abandonment is a tragedy that is happening in the United States – It does not have to happen:
A Safe Haven for Newborns began in response to the tragedy of infant abandonment in Florida. We see and read about abandoned babies all too often – it is heart breaking. The Safe haven law is a safety net for both the mother and the newborn infant. Instead of abandoning a newborn to an almost sure death, it allows mothers, fathers or whoever is in possession of an unharmed newborn, approximately seven days old or less, to leave them at a Safe Haven facility: Any Hospital, Staffed 24/7 Fire Rescue Station, or Staffed 24/7 Emergency Medical Service Station, with no questions asked, totally anonymous, free from fear of prosecution…… A compassionate approach which is saving lives.