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Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts, Culture & Humanities, Crime & Law, Crime & Legal-Related, Human Services, Public & Societal Benefit

Mission: All Can You Identify Me programs, services and campaigns promote resolution for America's Unidentified.

Results: http://canyouidentifyme.org/timeline

Target demographics: America's Unidentified

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 1200 victim, hundreds of families, and law enforcement throughout the country.

Geographic areas served: nationwide

Programs: Awareness, Forensic Art, & Education. http://canyouidentifyme.org/programs

Community Stories

54 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

jljdancer09

Client Served

Rating: 5

This will be the next great social theory we are now at a time for the first time in history where we may not be able to see god but maybe we can get a chance to through his eyes and maybe help answer a few of them prayers

1 Louise26

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This non profit is amazing. There are so many people who don't have an identity, no name, just a morgue number. Their families are looking for them and they don't know that they've been murdered, died by accident or even natural causes. It adds to the heartache that they can't provide a proper burial so they can rest in peace. This non profit gives families hope. They work very hard in making sure several cases are made available to the public, each day, so they can get as many details and sometimes a computer generated picture or a sketch out for people to see. I've seen a lot of non profit sites and none of them are run as well as this one. These folks are hard working and are a great resource for information and I consider all families lucky to have them.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at this non-profit for a few months now, and I enjoy it!! It is a great opportunity to have the chance of figuring out who these unidentified victims are, and possibly reconnect them with their loved ones who are searching for them. The hours are flexible and the interactions with the other volunteers are always great, we all get along. I have gotten to speak to coroners and medical examiners from around the country, and worked with them to help match some cases. Overall my experience here has helped me get a better understanding of what happens with these victims, and Im glad I can help them.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer you already have the mind set to contribute your time and talents. Generally, most volunteers will volunteer to causes they have been affected by.
Can You Identify Me is a nonprofit organization I personally have never heard of and thankfully never had to experience such a horrific topic.
After meeting with Rebel Morris, Executive Director and founder of CYIM I found myself even more intrigued and impressed with the training and one on one time Rebel took explaining in detail what the organization is about. She also gave me the opportunity to ask as many questions about volunteer time, the team, the website, the findings, and helped me to figure out where I would best fit in. The website is one of the best user friendly websites I have ever encountered. The communication through Rebel’s (Can You Identify Me) FaceBook wall is informative, intelligent, and respectful to the subject at hand.
Thank you Rebel Morris, Board Members, Forensic Artist, and volunteers for their hard work and dedication for such a heartbreaking, but great cause. Without the computer networking, data and forensic art reconstruction families may never be able to locate loved ones.

1 Sonya9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I wanted to contribute some time to the community when I came accross "Can You Identify Me" this past March. Since then I have gained some valuable skills and made some wonderful friends which is something I was not expecting. I have seen first hand at the difference this nonprofit has made within the community with limited resources.

1 Terri66

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I moved from S. Florida three years ago, after my husband passed away. I was lost without him and only left my home to go grocery shopping. I decided that I needed to get out of the house and do something to help others. I found CYIM and became part of the family immediately. This has changed my life as I get out to volunteer and have made some good friends here. Everyone is so friendly and helpful and you will also be part of our family as soon as you start volunteering. The feeling that you are helping others makes volunteering so rewarding and I look forward to the days I'm scheduled to work.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CYIM caught my attention through volunteer match. I wanted to be part of an organization that made a difference in others lives. What a Blessing CYIM is in knowing that they are working with the local community (and Nationally!) in bringing awareness about the unidentified!

3 Jonathan48

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been working with CYIM for about a year now, and this is an organization that fills a void overlooked by many other groups, whether government or nonprofit. The chair has been very dynamic in establishing a volunteer center, building partnerships with other groups and experts, and bringing greater attention to the nation's missing and unidentified.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so pleased to have come across this Nonprofit. I have not been volunteering ling at all and I already feel like I am family! Everyone is so kind and welcoming, and I love that they are so accepting and loving to EVERYONE.
The things they do for these families who have lost their loved ones is so wonderful and heart warming. I am truly blessed to have come across "Can You Identify Me?" and become a volunteer. I am looking forward to all the great things that we ALL will do together and individually because of the amazing people who put together "CYIM?".
I have hope that this organization will grow into something even more amazing and well known. They truly deserve it.

5 Morgan93

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have always loved volunteering and was passionately searching for an organization that I felt I could make a difference being a part of. I found that organization when I came across Can You Identify Me. I immediately found an interest in their cause and became a volunteer in March of 2015. I have worked directly on case updates and recently worked my first potential match. Knowing there is a possibility that an unidentified victim's family may finally find closure is amazing. No words can express how grateful I am to this organization, its volunteers, and its executive director/founder Rebel J. Morris. I have not only helped others, but have also helped myself by being a part of it. Through this organization and the experiences I have had with it, I now know what I want to do with my life. No matter what you want to do in life, this organization can provide you with direction, experience, friendship, and an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those who are searching for a loved one and of those whose lives were lost and remain unidentified.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for this organization for a couple months now. These volunteers who donate their time for this organization are caring and compassionate. They are all willing to help the families that are in need of our services. This experience has made me grow as a person and I am better because of this experience.

5 Tanya26

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The "Do you know me" quote on the logo touched my heart and I decided to meet with Rebel to see if I could make a difference. Her passion and the team I met with was inspiring. I did not realize hwo many nameless faces are out there, so this non-profit is really helping the community to bring closure to many families. Looking forward to continuing to volunteer with a great group of people.

5 Daniel95

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Can You Identify Me is a non profit organization dedicated to spreading awareness about unidentified Jane and John Does. The volunteers are compassionate and empathetic to the cause and help try to give closure the victim's families. This is a wonderful organization with a great cause and i am happy to be apart of it!

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

Can You Identify Me ? helps to bring the unidentified home, and is the only organization of its kind-filling an important need. It provides support to families and loved ones who are searching, providing technical and emotional support.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I found Can You Identify Me when I was looking for guests to be on my Internet TV Show. I am of the mind that cold cases need to be solved as families need closure and the remains need to have their final resting place.

I am impressed with the tenacity of this group of individuals - both paid and volunteer - who make it their mission to do the deceased justice.

5 SheriK

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found Can You Identify Me when I was seeking volunteer work. Working with CYIM has been an eye-opening experience. Rebel has an amazing passion and dedication to CYIM and all who are involved with it. And, the other volunteers and board members all go that extra mile to help those who currently do not have a voice. CYIM stands out as a nonprofit that searches to help find names for those who died without identification. I love being a part of a noble cause that can help bring closure to family members still wondering about missing loved ones.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

Can You Identify Me (CYIM) specializes in providing information that can help lead to identifying deceased individuals as well as giving assistance and closure to families of missing loved ones.

Can You Identify Me performs their activities with a mixture of intelligence and compassion that is unparalleled, and it is fortunate that people who feel the call to do this work exist.

It is an organization which fills a need and it's unfortunate that this need exists. I truly hope that I never find myself in a situation where I require the services provided by this nonprofit but if I do, I know that there is not another organization that would listen and provide the measure of solace and compassion for my ordeal as would the kind staffers at CYIM.

4 jae67

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am currently serving with Can You Identify me and this has become one of the most rewarding roles I have ever had, It is one of the most worthy organisations I have had the pleasure to be a part of. Rebel is one of the most determined human beings I have ever met which is why CYIM is the success it is. The goal of this organisation is to reunite unidentified people with their family and friends. There are lot of families and friends that never give up hope in finding a missing loved one, the hope of finding them alive is the ultimate result, sadly this is not always the case. The people that feature on CYIM are the ones that have no name, they are lost. I think the most rewarding part of CYIM is when unidentified people become identified, to know that someone was searching for them, they were loved and missed and at least now they know what happened to their loved ones. I hope to be a part of this organisation for many years to come.

3 Jeannie Johnston

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Can You Identify Me speaks for those who no longer can speak for themselves and is a voice for lost victims. Their team has (from their website) "a combined 78 years of media, art, forensics and legal backgrounds, united with a mother’s personal journey to discover her missing child unidentified in another state 2,243 miles from home." This experience combined with a passion for helping those who have been silenced (and an exceptional Founder) make CYIM a wonderful organization. We should be able to give more stars.

3 Elizabeth850

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have served with a number of non-profits over the years and Can You Identify Me is the very best. I have been with CYIM since 2010 and currently serve as Project Specialist with this outstanding organization dedicated to helping America’s Unidentified. As a volunteer you know you are appreciated and I appreciate the time & talents all the wonderful volunteers bring to Team CYIM.

Can You Identify Me goes above and beyond to help bring greater awareness and resolution to America's Unidentified. They provide an invaluable service to the families searching for their loved ones and an interactive website that allows one to search cases in various ways. The website also offers resources and tools that are unique to Can You Identify Me and not found anywhere else.

Rebel is one of the most compassionate and exemplary leaders I have ever worked with. CYIM is truly the best non-profit organization out there.

Elizabeth "Lee" Roberts
Project Specialist