NY medic helps create safe haven for expectant moms

Timothy Jaccard decided to change his career path after responding to four separate scenes of babies who were found abandoned and not breathing


Long Island News

FREEPORT, N.Y. — Expectant moms who do not intend to keep their babies now have a safe haven to turn to, and it's partially thanks to a Nassau paramedic.

After responding to four separate scenes of babies who were found abandoned and not breathing back in 1998, Timothy Jaccard decided to change his career path.

Jaccard is the founder of the AMT Children of Hope Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works with these expectant mothers. He is the driving force behind laws that allow a birth mother to drop off her child at a so-called “safe haven,” like a hospital or police station, with no questions asked or fear of prosecution.

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