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Resources for missing persons in Pennsylvania

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When a loved one goes missing it is an extremely terrifing and traumatic experience, there are resources for loved ones and families in PA.


The OVA along with Senator Lisa Baker and Representative Sandra J. Major introduced a Missing Person's Day on May 14th, 2015.

Missing Persons press conference speaker Victim Advocate speaks at press conference

Services Available When an Adult Goes Missing:

  • Supportive Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Financial Assistance in some cases
  • Information and Referral
  • Advocacy with courts, law enforcement etc.

Victim services agencies exist in all 67 counties and can offer assistance in many ways. Advocates are there to assist in any way possible. To find a victim service agency in your county go to our county resources page and select your county.



A group of family members of missing persons have formed a non-profit organization called Lead Me Home. Lead Me Home is a 501 c 3 non-profit to help the families and others affected by the disapperance of a loved one. The mission is to help raise awareness about the number of missing persons, educate families about the resources available and bridge the communications gap between law enforcement and families by holding informational conferences. Lead Me Home was created by the family of Shelva Conrad Rafte, missing since 2006 in Pittston, PA. To contact them and join their efforts please email Dawn Michaels 


Other Resources:


The Doe Network

Pennsylvania State Police

Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers 1-800-4-PA-TIPS

Missing Kids in PA

Maryland Missing Persons Network

Mississippi Missing & Unidentified Persons

New York State Missing Persons

1st Class Investigations, Inc. - Retired NYPD Detectives

Outpost for Hope

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Someone's Child - Illinois Missing Persons & Unidentified Victims

The Carol Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation

The Charley Project