Through the Gear-Up Safety Program, families are provided with necessary safety items—Pack ’N Plays, car seats, electrical outlet covers, baby locks, baby gates, carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, and more—to ensure that their homes are safe places for children. In addition, Gear-Up staff members help with the installation of these safety items and provide education and training on safety topics identified by participating families.
Does Gear-Up cost anything?
No, the program is free and voluntary.
Whom does the Gear-Up Program serve?
Families with children from birth to age 14 in Fulton, Cass, Elkhart, Kosciusko, Marshall, and St. Joseph counties.
Families with children from birth to age 5 in Adams, Allen, DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells, and Whitley counties.
How do you enroll?
Just call (888) 722-3678 and ask for the Gear-Up Safety Program. You’ll be asked a few simple questions to make sure that the Gear-Up Safety Program can help you. Or, your referring organization can email email@example.com.
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Why should you call to enroll in the Gear-Up Safety Program?
- To receive needed free safety items in your home
- To receive free educational information on safety topics for your children
- To receive free support and connections to resources in your community