Resource Basket for Families, Victims & Survivors

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In this basket, you will find resources to help when a loved one goes missing. Resources cover searching for a loved one, engaging with law enforcement, obtaining legal and financial assistance, and finding emotional and community support.

At any point during the search, national hotlines can offer emotional support and guidance over the phone and via chat services. Most hotlines are confidential and anonymous.





National Resources  
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 800-THE-LOST (843-5678)
National Runaway Safeline 800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)
National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) 833-872-5176
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255
National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-SAFE (7233); TTY: 800-787-3224
StrongHearts Native Helpline (for domestic, dating and sexual violence) 844-7NATIVE (762-8483)
National Human Trafficking Hotline 888-373-7888; TTY: 711; Text HELP or INFO to 233733
National Parent Helpline 855-4A-PARENT (855-427-2736)
BIA Missing and Murdered Unit 833-560-2065; Text BIAMMU and your tip to 847411
Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-HOPE (4673)
Teen Dating Abuse Helpline 866-331-9474; TTY: 866-331-8453; Text LOVEIS to 22522
VictimConnect  Hotline: 855-4-VICTIM (484-2846)

Updated January 18, 2023

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