Outpost for Hope's founder Libba Phillips coined the term 'The Kids off The Grid' to define the most vulnerable, and most hidden population of unreported as missing lost children.

Who Is a Kid off the Grid?

An adolescent or teenager who may be homeless or otherwise lost and is not officially listed as missing with law enforcement or in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database.

A child missing from foster care who may not be officially listed as missing with any law enforcement agency or in the NCIC system.

A child who is a runaway or has been abandoned/neglected who may not be officially listed as missing with any law enforcement agency or in the NCIC system.

An illegal immigrant child or adult in the U.S. who disappears or is otherwise unaccounted for who may not be officially listed as missing with any law enforcement agency in the NCIC system. 

An unaccounted for infant or child whose parent may be an unreported lost teenager or at risk adult, homeless or otherwise.