Knoxville marks a year with Safe Haven Baby Box on Western Avenue

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 It’s been around a year since a Safe Haven Baby Box was installed in Knoxville — the first one in the state.

The box was installed at the Knoxville Fire Department’s Station 17 on Feb. 17, 2023. The fire station is located at 4804 Western Avenue. It’s meant to offer parents a place where they can safely leave newborns while staying anonymous, 24 hours a day. The box is meant to prevent situations involving newborns being illegally abandoned, or worse.


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