Resources for Missing Persons in PA
When a loved one goes missing it is an extremely terrifying and traumatic experience, there are resources for loved ones and families in PA. The Office of Victim Advocate along with Senator Lisa Baker and Representative Sandra J. Major introduced a Missing Person's Day on May 14th, 2015.
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. Find a victim service agency in your county on our county resources page.
Lead Me Home
A group of family members of missing persons have formed a non-profit organization called Lead Me Home. Lead Me Home is a 501c3 non-profit organization to help the families and others affected by the disappearance 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Missing Persons and Unsolved Cold Cases
National Institute of Justice's National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
The Doe Network: International Center for Unidentified and Missing PersonsPennsylvania State PolicePennsylvania Crime Stoppers 1-800-4-PA-TIPSMissing Kids in PANational Center for Missing and Exploited Children - Pennsylvania ListMaryland Missing Persons NetworkMississippi Missing & Unidentified Persons1st Class Investigations, Inc. - Retired NYPD DetectivesOutpost for HopeNational Center for Missing and Exploited ChildrenSomeone's Child - Illinois Missing Persons and Unidentified VictimsNational Center for Missing Adults