What is Hope’s Cradle?
Hope’s Cradle is a collaborative initiative to support mothers in need and save infants from unsafe abandonment.
Many of you may have heard that newborn babies have been abandoned in dumpsters, alleys, trunks of cars etc. Many reasons led to these tragedies, but the silver lining is this;
These babies have been born. This gives us an opportunity to change their fate by creating an alternative to abandonment.
When a baby is placed in Hope’s Cradle it will be considered a surrender. Provided the baby is healthy, there will be zero repercussions for the person who chose this safe option.
It is critical that Gems for Gems continue to be nimble and respond to community need while still maintaining our commitment to ending the cycle of domestic abuse. Hope’s Cradle does exactly that. We are honoured to make this resource available to women unable to provide safe places for their children to grow as well as ensure that child has their most basic right, to live.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
- When will Hope’s Cradle be operational?
Hope’s Cradle will enter the testing phase in November and hopefully be ready to open in December 2021.
- Where will Hope’s Cradle be located?
Hope’s Cradle will be located outside the Calgary city limits at a fire station. We will release the location in the next few weeks when the final action items have taken place and they are ready to go public.
- Where can I learn more about Hope’s Cradle?
In the weeks leading up to the launch, we will continue to load more information on our social media platforms, but our website will always have it all in one place.
- I want to be a part of this initiative, who do I speak with?
Thank you! We need all the help we can get as we plan to expand the Hope’s Cradle initiative as far as possible! Please reach out on any of our platforms and ask for Jordan.
As happy as we are to be able to provide this resource, we are grounded in the reality of the sadness that created this need. We ask that you, the community around Gems for Gems, support us in providing this and focus on the fact that Hope’s Cradle will give life to babies who may not have had one. This fact supersedes all other concerns as, without life, they are irrelevant.
Thank you for your interest in Hope’s Cradle and please stay tuned for more information by following our social media platforms!
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HOPE’S CRADLE IN THE MEDIA
Hope’s Cradle being installed at Strathmore Fire Station, a first of its kind in Canada | CTV News
Hope’s Cradle in southern Alberta to provide safe alternative to baby abandonment | Globalnews.ca
Hope’s Cradle offers life-saving option for Albertans in desperate situations | Watch News Videos Online (globalnews.ca)