Outpost for Hope is shining the light on the unaccounted for populations of 'missing, missing' persons and'the kids off the grid', many of who are lost on the streets as a result of untreated mental illness and/or co-occurring addiction problems. Outpost for Hope empowers families in crisis and offers information and resources needed to ensure their safety.
According to the FBI there are approximately 83,007 Missing Persons reported in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database today.
But the number of missing persons in the NCIC database does not include the estimated 2 million youth and adults who may be lost on our streets among the homeless and/or who are missing and otherwise unaccounted for.
Outpost for Hope has identified at least 11 consequences and outcomes for this unaccounted for population in the last 14 years of researching this problem that include human trafficking, exploitation, and harm, among others.
We hope you'll help create a movement for social justice.
WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO YOU IF NO ONE KNEW YOU EXISTED? FOR "KIDS OFF THE GRID", THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION IS THEIR REALITY.
"Thank you so much Outpost for Hope for providing me resources to help me find my son. From the bottom of my heart, I give thanks and wish all the other families good luck in finding their missing loved ones."
Watch Bringing Ashley Home on June 20, 2013
"Missing and unidentified persons represent, in the most poignant sense, lost dreams and hopes. My intention is to bring resolution and justice to all missing and unidentified persons everywhere by elevating public awareness. The 'missing, missing' belong to all of us in the same sense that my sister Ashley belongs to me."