LOST AMONG THE HOMELESS FAMILY AND CAREGIVER RESOURCE GUIDE
If you are looking for a lost loved one, we encourage you to utilize The Lost Among The Homeless Resource Guide for Families & Caregivers as your first step. The guide is designed to help you learn to navigate the system and contains important action steps to assist you in your search.
This booklet also contains critical 'Now What? Recovery Plan Guidelines", which can help you create a plan of action prior to bringing a loved one home or determining appropriate transitional living care and other re-unification strategies. Many times the priority is placed only on 'finding someone' as the main goal. However, in our experience, without an appropriate Recovery Plan, many who are homeless/struggling with mental illness and other challenges are prone to becoming lost time and time again.
We invite you to share known missing persons cases with our social media network and to connect families who may have a lost loved one on the streets with helpful guidance and direction. Visit our Facebook page and share your flyer with us there.
If your loved one is missing with mental illness, we encourage you to learn more about mental health reform and current treatment laws at Treatment Advocacy Center prior to locating your loved one. We also encourage you locate a local NAMI chapter in your community for additional education and support about mental illness.
If your loved one is missing with a dual diagnosis or has a drug dependency issue - we encourage you to become educated about addiction. We invite you to visit Faces & Voices of Recovery to find recovery information and resources in your state.
We encourage you to go to the NamUs website to inquire about submitting your lost loved one into their missing person database.