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Resources for Families

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 

Provides resources for law enforcement, media, attorneys, families and the professionals who serve them. NCMEC has a variety of publications regarding abduction, child sexual exploitation and safety.  Learn more about the resources offered below.           1-800-THE-LOST

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children publications available to aid families and provide information about a wide variety of missing children situations including family abduction, children missing from care, runaways and international child abduction.  Learn more about how to download or request these publications below.

National Runaway Safeline

Provides resources for youth and teens, parents and guardians, and prevention and education professionals. Services are confidential and nonjudgmental.                 1-800-RUNAWAY

National Runaway Safeline has tips and resources specifically available to aid parents and guardians


Team HOPE is a group of ordinary people who one day were forced to live every parent’s nightmare.  They know the pain, fear, frustration and loneliness that comes with having a missing or sexually exploited child.  With this knowledge and experience, they offer peer support to families of missing or sexually exploited children.            1-866-305-HOPE


The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System is a national centralized repository and resource center for missing persons and unidentified decedent records.  It can be searched by medical examiners, coroners, law enforcement officials and the general public.                 1-855-626-7600