Over 300 babies saved by organization providing safe haven for moms and newborns
A grieving husband who founded an inspirational organization dedicated to preventing infant abandonment after the tragic death of his wife has managed to save over 300 lives since dedicating his life to serving women and their babies.
The organization is an affiliate of Heartbeat International, a group with a worldwide network of more than 3,000 pro-life pregnancy centers. Silverio’s group works to prevent infant abandonment by offering counseling support to parents in overwhelming situations and ensuring women and their children have a safe place to stay.
By helping mothers access resources, the organization enables them to keep their babies, pursue an adoption plan, or surrender their newborns to a designated Safe Haven location. Under Florida law, a woman can legally and anonymously leave an infant at a fire station, an emergency medical facility, or any other location recognized by state law.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Silverio said he started A Safe Haven for Newborns after his wife of over 30 years died in a car accident in 1999. While Silverio and his wife had no children, having lost two babies to miscarriages, the pair were Godparents to 14 children, and they also cared for their nieces and nephews.