The Safe Haven Law allows a parent to legally surrender a newborn baby to a fire station or hospital within 72 hours of birth. Provided the baby is unharmed, there are no questions asked and it remains confidential.
We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing infant abandonment by teaching about the Safe Haven Law. Our vision is to protect desperate parents, unwanted newborns and the community from the tragedy of an abandoned baby through awareness of the Colorado Safe Haven Law.
Sara is a fast-paced, energetic mother of two who also doubles as a yoga instructor alongside her Safe Haven duties. She joined Colorado Safe Haven after being inspired at the 2020 Gala. What drives her involvement in Safe Haven is her desire to be an advocate for those who may feel that they have been abandoned without options.
Jodi is the heartbeat of Colorado Safe Haven for Newborns. She worked 20 years as a TV news reporter and was most recently seen on CBS4 in Denver. She is a founding member of Colorado Save Haven for Newborns. In 1998, Jodi was instrumental in creating Alabama’s Secret Safe Place for Newborns program and in passing Alabama’s legislation which was one of the first Safe Haven laws in the nation.
Maria Zamarripa is a registered dietitian and loves to explore all of Colorado’s beauty with her husband. Maria joined Colorado Safe Haven in memory of their daughter, Sadie, and as a way to make a positive impact in the community and support other families during the most difficult of times.
Susie McKinney brings her vast experience in Event Management and Volunteer Coordination to the Board with the goal of growing Safe Haven's reach. Susie joined the Safe Haven Board to pair her charitable giving with specific action. She believes deeply in the mission of Safe Haven, and in making a positive difference in the lives of young women. Susie resides in Lakewood with Mike, her husband of 21 years.
Nikki DeLaTorre is a native of Colorado. She grew up in Littleton and still lives close by where she was raised. Nikki has been a hair dresser for 20+ years and loves what she does because their is nothing more rewarding than making someone feel good about themselves. She is married with 2 kids who we adopted through a local adoption agency. Nikki joined Safe Haven because she felt the need to give back and help others learn about the Safe Haven Law.
Marisa Stein works as Director of Global Marketing for Potatoes USA, the largest vegetable commodity board. Marisa is passionate about strategic planning, effective communications, and delivering results. Her vast industry experience ranges from healthcare and wearable fitness technology to animal health. Colorado Safe Haven for Newborns is a natural fit for Marisa because she can combine her marketing prowess with her love of children and serving her community.
Lori Irvine first joined the Board in 2005 and has recently returned to Colorado Safe Haven for Newborns after taking a hiatus to focus on her own baby, who is now a freshman at Creighton University. After years of baseball, golf and countless school functions, Lori is back on the Board and focused on helping increase awareness for the Safe Haven Law and saving babies. Lori is a Colorado native and has spent the past two decades leading Marketing & Communications for a global engineering firm. She and her husband Steve have one son and have been married for nearly 26 years.