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Project Cuddle

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Crisis Support
  • Media & Broadcasting
  • Women


2973 Harbor Blvd.#326Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to stop the ever growing epidemic of baby abandonment and neonaticide. Along with emotional support we aim to find confidential, safe and legal options to give each girl or woman in crisis.

Our Vision is to be a greater advocate for these babies who might otherwise become abandoned. We want to raise the awareness level of Project Cuddle to the point where a frightened girl that finds herself pregnant will automatically know she can call for confidential help.

Our Purpose is to stop the plight of discarded babies. Project Cuddle is committed to helping any girl or woman pregnant and in crisis. We want to give her hope for herself and her baby.



Project Cuddle is a non-profit organization that offers safe and legal alternatives to baby abandonment. We run a confidential toll-free 24-hour hotline for pregnant girls and women who find themselves scared and feel that they have no hope or that anyone can help them through this frightening time in their lives. Many are hiding their pregnancies, are near birth term, have no plans for their babies once born, and need prenatal care. They don’t want anyone to know their secret. Every pregnancy is kept confidential. We work with girls and women throughout the United States and Canada.

Project Cuddle provides educational materials at no cost to schools that are interested in sharing them with their students. Our "Believe Campaign" helps make students aware of options available to them other than abandonment of a newborn. Our school video features our national spokesperson, John Stamos, as well as Mary Stewart Masterson, Kathy Najimy and Paula Abdul. It has been distributed across America. We participate in assemblies conducted to help educate high school and college students.

Project Cuddle helps frightened girls/women through a difficult time in their lives. Some will call 1-888-628-3353 and speak with a caring volunteer, while others will email us via our web site. Once we are contacted, we listen and offer ways we can help. Many need guidance to medical care and counseling. Some just need emotional support. We tailor each case to the specific girl or woman as needed. Many choose adoptive families who have been carefully screened, while the rest will get support, guidance and confidence to raise their babies. Our goal is to have each baby safe, and each birthmother proud of the decision she has made.

Project Cuddle is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our crisis line was created in 1996 and is able to continue because of the generous support of donors like you. We have a small staff and a large base of volunteers to keep our charity running. Our Advisory Board and Board of Directors are all volunteers


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by Kaitlyn B. (June 18, 2014)
Project Cuddle is an amazing organization that I was so lucky to find on Volunteer Match two summers ago. This is my second summer helping Debbe and the rest of the Project Cuddle team and it is an absolutely incredible cause. They do amazing work and need more help!!!

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