Outpost For Hope

Outpost for Hope is listed nationally and international as an educational and support resource for "under-represented missing persons and those who seek to find them".

It has been in operation since 1999 and has 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. This charity specializes in providing resources for the families and Law Enforcement agencies who deal with endangered runaways such as foster children, homeless and transient persons, lost mentally ill persons, addicts and other high-risk missing persons who for various reasons cannot or have not been reported missing. The resources include guides and visual tools that describe what a family should do when one of their relatives or friends goes missing but the police or other agencies cannot or will not take a missing persons' report. For agencies it provides educational studies, resources and guides in dealing with these cases.

On their website, Outpost For Hope lists various reasons of why a person cannot be reported missing in the United States and other countries. These include, but are not limited to, a person who is over 18 years of age and has a history of going missing or is suspected of being voluntarily missing, foster kids who are habitual runaways, illegal immigrants, prostitutes and other transient people who are not easily missed.

Read more about Outpost For Hope:  Mission, Structure, Unreported Missing Persons

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