Baby Box

Monica Kelsey, founder of Safe Haven Baby Boxes Inc., demonstrates the workings of a baby box to Pioneer Village Council at a May meeting. RON OSBURN/Staff

PIONEER — In a potentially historic decision, the village of Pioneer council on Monday unanimously approved installation of a baby box in the village fire station.

A baby box is an enclosed box built into the side of a structure where mothers can anonymously surrender unwanted newborns. Council acted after a presentation by Monica Kelsey, founder of Safe Haven Baby Box, a nonprofit that has recently installed baby boxes in fire stations in the Indiana towns of Woodburn and Michigan City.

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