Monica Caison and all at CUE are not just a missing persons non-profit, they are our family. CUE has been and continues to be right by our side since the disappearance of my sister in law, Noemi González in 2014. They organized search and rescue teams to search for Noemi, included her in their Road to Remember Tour by stopping by her neighborhood and helping local police distribute information on Noemi’s disappearance, spotlighted Noemi’s disappearance and life in their annual conference, shared our pain and provided comfort during prayer vigils, etc. and have been there for our family with unconditional love and support. When a loved one goes missing, your life is turned upside down and, thankfully, most people do not understand the heartache. CUE gets it. When you speak to CUE and other families that are going through the same heartache, there is an instant bond and comfort in knowing that they truly understands your pain and are just as committed as you are to find your loved one. Monica and CUE are not just another non-profit, they are our family and we are blessed to have their support. God bless them all and their dedication to helping find the missing and support the families.
As a first-time victim of homicide, I was unaware of the mental, emotional and physical toll that this life shattering event would take on me. I was unaware of the stages of true grief, and the different ways it would manifest. Guilt, depression, anxiety, fear, panic attacks were some of my many aftereffects. I’ve accepted that the pain never truly dissipates, but becomes a void in your heart that you can learn to live with. I am greatly appreciative of organizations like this who provides practical assistance to family of victims. I’ve also found comfort in knowing that evil and suffering will not exist forever because God promises to end it, although He is not the cause of our suffering.
10 Just a little while longer, and the wicked will be no more;
You will look at where they were,
And they will not be there.+
11 But the meek will possess the earth,+
And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.
My favorite website for understanding this hope and receiving comfort is JW.org.
May your heart be comforted and peace be found.
A Brokenhearted Sister From Maryland
I have been with CUE for almost a year now. CUE is the type of organization that brings together volunteers who are dedicated to the mission of helping families locate their missing loved ones. It is mission driven and the volunteers are the best, working together as one big family to locate missing persons. From my very first search I have been impressed with the the way everyone goes above and beyond to assist these families through the toughest times in their lives. CUE really believes everyone is someone’s child. I am proud to serve as a NC state coordinator and searcher for CUE and look forward to many years working with them to accomplish their mission.
As a volunteer State Outreach Coordinator for the CUE Center for Missing Persons for many years, I am continually impressed with Founder, Monica Caison’s ability to maintain, sustain and never lose sight of the path to thriving once again, in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic!
It takes incredible skill to switch gears, re-prioritize resources, time and effort in order to provide needed services which embody the mission and goals of this organization.
Assisting families of the missing and unsolved homicides is always the number one priority. A 26 year track record with many important, professional services continuing to be offered free of charge is unmatched in the arena of missing persons.
It truly takes a “nationwide village” of dedicated staff to persevere, motivate and foster change in any year. However, this is especially vital in 2020, as families need a lifeline more than ever before!
The beauty of this organization to me, is that specific circumstances around a person going missing is never judged. Help is offered to all who meet the basic criteria. Every missing person is equal.
The “startling but true” data of over 600,000 missing persons annually, speaks to this silent epidemic to which we persistently try to give a much needed voice.
Monica Caison and her dedicated volunteers across the nation are truly inspiring and are very deserving of the honor of the Great Non-Profit for 2020.
Donna R. Gore
CUE State Outreach Coordinator for Connecticut & South Carolina
The Cue Center for Missing Persons is an amazing non-profit whose lifeblood begins with volunteerism and dedication to the cause in a number of ways. Many of the families associated with a missing persons case and/or unsolved homicide frequently find their sense of purpose and equilibrium with this family oriented group. Personally, I found a surrogate home and means of caring, expression and manner of assisting others that fits with my personality and talents when biological family members often do not, or cannot take an interest in such endeavors.
Since 1994, Monica Caison has sacrificed much with her tireless dedication, to provide resources, reassurance, comfort, a sense of hope, and when possible, resolution or recovery from their painful ordeal. Her passion has fueled the fire to serve thousands of victims both in the U.S .and in foreign counties The Cue Center for Missing Persons has the distinction and credibility of longevity, skilled experience and an impressive track record, without compromising standards and protocols when searching for missing loved ones. As a homicide survivor and State Coordinator It is an honor to serve them in my home state of Connecticut and beyond.
Donna R. Gore, M.A.
State Outreach Coordinator
State of Connecticut
The best organization in the world!!! Monica and the CUE volunteers give so much of themselves to families of the missing and unsolved homicides. Their caring & compassion they share goes above and beyond any other organization !
There are not enough words to shower CUE with the accolades they deserve, but I will share that in a families darkest hour they are the light that brings a modicum of hope to an unthinkable/unbearable situation. Nothing can prepare you for the nightmare of a missing loved one and my family knows this first hand. When we were doubled over in pain, in shock from disbelief, gutted from fear and tending to hearts that were shattered, the only thing that brought us sense of direction was the services of CUE. We are forever grateful for their services and 18 years into my brother's disappearance they are still by our side. Their professionalism, expert knowledge of all aspects of the missing world, and their compassion for families form an organization that exemplifies nonprofit excellence. Their dedication to the Missing is beyond measure.
When I was 12 or 13 years old, a family friend's son went missing. CUE worked ceaselessly on the case, advocating for the family until his body was recovered, and providing support to the family and all involved. Support in a time of suffering is crucial and Monica and her team were angels.
Fast forward to now, I'm proud to be on the board of directors to give back to CUE. It means the world to me to be a part of this team that works tirelessly to provide support and resources to communities nationwide!
I have known Monica Caison for many years and I am proud to call her my special true friend. She is a remarkable person who works hard with an important purpose in life. Monica leaves no stone unturned, as she is an Expert in her field in search and rescue. She is also the founder of the CUE Center for Missing Persons in North Carolina, USA.
What I love and admire about Monica is her passion and her love for people! Thank you Monica for making this world a better and brighter place. She will stand by a family of a missing loved one until the very end and support them forever because she really cares about EVERYONE!
I am proud of you Monica and the whole Community United Effort (CUE)
I’ve proudly served this organization and our mission since 2008 and will continue to serve as long as I am able. We recognize the epidemic of missing persons and work tirelessly to bring them home to their families. Volunteers, leadership and resources are the best nationwide. Not only do we search and work the cases, we advocate and care for the families, educate the public, and mentor youth to carry on the mission.
As a volunteer since 2008 I've seen, and taken part in, the work of this organization. What sets it apart from the other missing persons organization is the dedication and heart of it's leadership. All who volunteer their time and resources do it for every missing person case and family, regardless of the circumstances, there is no judgement, and all the missing are important.
Cue team!!!! In the situation of having a someone you know or having a loved one go missing. Best people to meet. They welcome you with open arms and don't judge the situation. They make you feel like family. My brother Randy Davis went missing in 2016. He was a known runner and got himself addicted to substances. We reached out to the cue team in hope of them helping find him. But they did so much more than that they went above and beyond. In 2017, there was a body recovery maybe 1/2 a mile from where he went missing. Still to this day we will forever be grateful for such an amazing kindhearted team that they have came up with. #cuestrong
When I retired, I began volunteering with CUE. I am so honored to be a part of such a worthwhile, motivated, caring organization.
I would describe CUE as a “fine oiled machine” because of their efficiency, procedures and protocol. However, CUE is not a machine at all. It is a group of passionate volunteers who truly care about missing people and their loved ones.
I am so impressed and inspired by the number of volunteers who volunteer their time, skills and resources to search for people they have never met. Volunteers travel hundreds of miles, pulling ATV’s, transporting service dogs, horses and boats to search in areas where others will not go.
CUE volunteers are good people, with a common goal,finding the missing, advocating for their causes, and supporting their families. CUE volunteers are compassionate, forward thinking people, who respect every missing person and their family and desperately want to bring them home. CUE volunteers are there to support and comfort families during there difficult times, not only during a search.
Monica Caison is the founder of CUE. She is an active participant in everything CUE does. She doesn’t sit behind the desk and provide assignments, rather, she, too is boots on the ground...searching for every missing person just like that person were her relative. She has set a positive, caring tone for the organization itself. as well as the volunteers.
Every missing person is somebody’s child.
Monica and CUE are always available to families of the missing through their journey and far behind. They care like no.other. There compassion and caring for families is amazing. ! Monica and her volunteers are here for the long haul.. We love you at CUE so much..
My sister Pauline Del Mundo has been missing since September 15, 2019. She was last seen at the intersection of 20th Ave. South and Airfield South of DFW Airport in Dallas, Tx. Since no one in the family lives in Texas, we asked CUE to help us find her. CUE volunteers heard our cry, listened to our stories, and gave us hope. Truly compassionate, generous, and amazing, they empowered us when we have nobody to turn to. Last July 25 & 26, 2020, Crystal and her team endured the hardship, searched our sister Paula under the scorching heat of the sun in Texas in their desire to find her. Inspired by their selfless dedication, some drove as far as Tennessee, Georgia, etc., how could we not be touched?
It has been more than 300 days of uncertainty, our tragic plight to find her is still a mystery, and will still be actively acted upon by CUE.
The Community United Effort ( CUE) is not just another nonprofit organization. Monica Caison, it’s founder , Crystal and the rest of the volunteers are truly remarkable people who filled our hearts with love and hope.
This is a dedicated group of volunteers who really work very hard to help console & find people . I have upmost respect to Monica & volunteers. They never ,ever ,Give up . God Bless them for what they do.
My Daughter Crystal Morrison on August 23, 2012 went missing walking home from work . After exhausting all of the local & state resources, a person who I didn't know called me and suggested very strongly to call in CUE for help . I called Monica the same day and discussed my daughters case . She immediately went into action, calling all of the local Police & sheriffs departments . She had a tuff road to convince the different departments that she wasn't trying to take over ,but to bring here expertise and teams to assist in locating my daughter . She succeeded in her goal . Before I knew what was happing she had a group of search teams working with the different departments trying to find my little girl. She and crew never give up, here teams consist of a lot of professional law personal who give there time and talent freely to the cause of searching & finding missing people . Six years later Monica & her staff of volunteers has not given up and recently did another search with the police department , unfortunately with no results . I along with Monica will never give up on finding Crystal. I thank God everyday that there are great organizations out there like CUE who do this for no reason other than to HELP!
My story started 2005 when my beloved daughter went missing. The QUE center has always been supportive and there for me when I need them! Even until this day, they are my family on this journey to finding my baby girl! I love them and appreciate all they have done!
My cousin, Zachary Malinowski, went missing in August of 2013. In a very difficult time in our lives, we met Monica and the Cue team and they quickly changed my life and my heart forever. We were able to meet so many families that understood the pain and confusion we were facing while offering support and guidance. They have provided countless resources to assist our family in the recovery of Zack so that we can one day have the closure we hope for. Being entirely volunteer driven, CUE provides a range of services that are unparalleled to anything I have ever witnessed before both professionally and in a fellowship capacity to the family of the missing. They were truly angels sent to us in the worst tragedy my family will ever face.
This is a great organization. Our son went missing on January 16 2016and was found deceased May 10 2017 by CUE team. They search hot cold it dont matter they keep searching people all way from Florida came search for our love ones. This is a great organization to donateto they are non profit organization. This group of people make you feel like family.
My son Damien Mark Sharp has been missing for 17 from warren PA. I met Monica and others on the road tour a few girls in our area were missing. For 6 years I battled Damien’s disappearances by my self for 6 years battling the Warren police department and anyone else that got in my way. Monica was the first person that said I can help you and she has I have grown and became a State outreach coordinator for the last 10 years. If it wasn’t for the CUE I don’t know where I would be. Nothing is worse then a missing persons you think of them every day every hour every minute it consumes your life #CUE STRONG#
My Son, Roger Scott Dunn was murdered in Texas in1991, Monica Caison/Cue gave continued support for years.
Scotts case took 6 years before going to trial of murderess Leisha Hamilton. She was convicted for murder, but only received 20 years. Yet she refused to reveal the location of Scott's body. Twenty one(21) years later his body was found near the crime scene in Lubbock, Texas.
During all those years, we were supported and by Monica and the Cue. Support we will always be grateful for. Scott was proclaimed Victim of the Year in 2012 at the Cue annual conference.
Thank you Monica Caison and the CUE/!! James and Barbara Dunn, Hendersonville, NC
I started with CUE back in 2009 when a young girl from my hometown in NY went missing in Myrtle Beach SC. I had no idea what I was doing but on my 1st search I was guided by a great group of Volunteers. Now 10 years later I'm still doing Search & Rescue with CUE and I have helped to bring families resolution in their missing loved ones case. I had no clue then that 10 years later that I would still be with CUE as not only a Volunteer but a State Director in SC. CUE will forever be my home away from home because we are not just volunteers but we are CUEFAMILY and I will search for the missing until my last breath. Every missing person is someone's child and every missing person needs resoultion. Never giving up on the Missing!!!
Cue came to my aide when my daughter went missing 3 years ago and have been a strong support team for me and my family always there doing whatever I need them, great organization
When my nephew went missing we had no idea where to turn. We felt like no one he was gone. The detective wasn't getting anywhere with the last people he was seen with. That's when someone referred us to CUE. Monica immediately came up and talked to our family and before we knew it we had 100's of volunteers from all over the US helping look for him. They had K9, horse teams, ground teams, and ATV teams. Not to mention the boats and other equipment. They never gave up until they brought him home. Even after his remains was found it didn't end there. Monica and several others went to court with us and got us in touch with victims advocates. That's been 12 years ago and to this day my family volunteers as well. We want to help families like ours that don't know where to turn. Monica and her team never ever give up. We are all strictly volunteer so any donations help with our travel all over the US. It provides lodging and food for all the volunteers. As well as doing road tours to get all the missing names and faces and their stories out there to the public and media. I could talk all day about this organization.
“I offer myself to those who have nowhere else to turn. These desperate people who ask for my help have unique situations. Yet, however unique they are bound together by the commonality of being the loved one of a missing person”. Monica Caison and her volunteers do this on a daily basis, any hour of the day or night. I started volunteering over 5 years ago and see first hand Monica’s dedication on a daily basis. CUE plays so many roles once a family calls and asks for our help...advocate, liaison between the families and law enforcement, searcher, and providing comfort to a family member that has no where else to turn.
I have been volunteering with Community United Effort for almost two years and amazed at the dedication of this organization! They are there for the families during one of the worst times of their lives...it doesn't end there either, they continue to be a support system to help in anyway needed. They are also dedicated in the areas of awareness and fundraising to be able to assist the next family...Monica Caison is an amazing woman and you can count on her day and night....whenever that phone rings, no matter what time, Monica will be the one answering.
If you are a family who has someone missing STAY CLEAR!!! My sister was missing and they made me sign an affidavit saying they would only use there organization. After months of no action, I finally got another organization to do a search. The director of this organization and her "volunteers" yelled at me for using another organization. All I wanted was my sister found.
It is unbelievable that this is how they treat those that state they are working to serve.
CUE Center 07/08/2019
No one would have yelled at you, the form is an called an advocacy form which allows us to speak with law enforcement or others involved in the case of a missing person, noting more. You have provided no name for this case or details. Unsure of who you contacted but it was not us. Your online name doesn't come up either. Thank you.
This oorganization invited me and my whole family out to honor my mother who had been missing for 26 years and finally identified through an overlooked fingerprint.
It is truly a privilege to be involved with such a respected and trustworthy cause. The work that is done is life changing...
I had the pleasure of volunteering for this organization while living in NC. Monica is dedicated, talented and passionate about all things related to helping families find their loved ones. She has coordinated many other individuals equally as committed and all in all the work they do is amazing and in the end many families have found some peace.
My son, a DiveMaster, Rescue Diver, Humanitarian was murders while traveling in Central America in 2016. We did find him and bring him home to me.
CUE offered kindness and invaluable support during this horrible, tragic ordeal.
They are most deserving of national recognition and support.
I contacted this organization when my beautiful son was missing in Central America. This is a wonderful organization. Although they were unable to help me directly, they have offered their unending support and vast knowkedge. We found my son, not alive as we had prayed, but we were able to bring him home.
I was a volunteer. I deeply a supportive of Community United Effort for Missing Persons. The board and Mo ica Casion are devoted to this cause. They are compassionate to all familes and there loved ones.
I will always continue to promote CUE.
I have been with Community United Effort for Missing Persons for 2 years. I have met many people that have committed their life and their time and money to help find the missing for over 9,000 families.
This is a family to believe in. This is a family of people that have lost loved ones and many that have not . This family cares for all.
I HAVE WORKED WITH A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT SERCH GROUPS OVER MY 15 YEARS OF SEARCHING. THE CUE CENTER BY FAR IS THE MOST ORGANIZED AND THERE VOLUNTEERS ARE VERY DEDICATED GROUP.
Would really like to help more then I have , this is truly a unique group of folks doing some very important work, and asking nothing in return. Thanks for letting me be a small part in helping others. JC Vina Just a regular guy
This organization works tirelessly to serve families of missing people. When I see the length of time some people have been missing I know it must feel to their families that their missing loved ones have been forgotten by the world. CUE shows them that is not the case.
When my wife disappeared there was no one in the whole world I could speak to (and feel they could relate) other than the folks at CUE
Having someone I love missing is something I never imagined and couldn't comprehend. Talking to Monica and the resources from CUE helped more than anything else to keep me functional.
They do so much more, but that's what helped me the most
My experience with Community United Effort-CUE Center for Missing Persons, began over 12 years ago when my sister Allison Jackson Foy went missing from Wilmington NC.
As a family from out of state, traveling to an unknown city to find our missing loved one,we had no idea what to expect, what to do or who to turn to for help. We met with law enforcement and then were pretty much on our own, making flyers searching in the worst parts of town and trying to just wrap our heads around the fact that my sister Allison was missing and what that really meant.
As a family in this situation, you feel as if no one is listening to you(at that time especially law enforcement) and in our case that nobody truly cared. Over and over again we heard "she'll turn up", "She's an adult,she has a right to walk away", and the list goes on. Whenever we tried to explain that Allison would not just pick up and leave without her two children we heard those exact same lines. There was no search, there was no investigation, there was just us!
Until we were given CUE center's information and we made a call. Monica Caison and this organization did for our family and our missing loved one what nobody else did. Searching the city of Wilmington, being our advocate and teaching me to be my sisters advocate, working with law enforcement, getting Allison's story in the media and so much more. Even after we left Wilmington, CUE continued to work to find my sister, never giving up hope and teaching my family and I the same. Late night phone calls, meetings with law enforcement, active searches for Allison and all at no cost ever to myself or anyone in our family .
Two and a half years later Allison was recovered, although it was months before she was identified through DNA. (we knew it was her) Without this incredible organization and the tenacity of Monica Caison and her volunteers we would have never found Allison and would have never been able to bring her home. We would have never had answers for her children, my brother and sister or my father. The hardest part truly is the not knowing.
12 years later as we seek justice final resolution and an arrest in Allison's case, CUE Center still stands and fights with us. Why? Because this organization cares, they are in it for the long haul, fighting for the missing and their families on a daily basis. They understand the epidemic that is the missing in our world and take action on a daily basis.
Over the years I have become more than just a "client served". I believe in this organization so much that I have become a volunteer and serve as the NJ State Outreach Coordinator. In those roles I have once again experienced CUE at work, but this time with numerous other families who have walked this path.
This organization is second to none in the field of missing persons. Highly skilled volunteers from all over the country certified and trained, tops in their field. They do so much more than flyers, they are a "boots on the ground organization", National Conferences held yearly for training, the National Road Tour, internships, mentoring, and even a program for young people: "Safe and Found".
In closing, I cannot be more thankful or grateful for CUE, all the volunteers and of course the founder Monica Caison. I am honored to serve this organization alongside some incredible volunteers nationwide. And if you are looking for a charity to donate to, this is the one. All monies go directly to the search effort and no one including the founder ever havereceived a salary.
To date, CUE has help over 12,000 families like mine, because; "Every missing person is somebody's child"!
I have been in Law Enforcement for 37 years working primarily in investigations. I am retired from the New York City Police Department and have been working for the past 16 years in Horry County Police Department in SC where I am in command of the Crime Scene Investigations Unit, Property & Evidence and the Drug Testing Lab. Over the past 8 or more years I have come to know CUE and it's founder Monica Caison. Being in Law enforcement you encounter all types of people. Missing persons cases are always difficult, it is not a crime to go missing, but when those circumstances leave questionable doubt concerning how that person went missing or an immediate need for a lost person, whether they be child, elderly, handicapped, abducted, etc, it is difficult in todays society to rally up dozens of police officers to form a search. Scheduling and restrictions in personnel make it so difficult to get people to conduct a competent search for the victim or evidence. CUE has been able to come in a augment Police Officers by providing competent qualified personnel to search. CUE comes prepared to handle most situations using search teams on foot, 4x4, horseback, boats, drones and so much more. They come prepared to stay with a mobile command post to schedule searchers and to document the areas searched and the findings. The personnel that make up their board of directors are some of the most caring and compassionate people I have ever encountered. I have had the privilege to attend their annual conference and training in Wilmington NC and have spent hours with the families of victims and listened to their heart wrenching stories. In all that time I have come to find one common denominator, the CUE family and Monica Caison genuinely care and make a difference in peoples lives. To these families, CUE means everything, many of the searchers have volunteered their time because they have suffered a loss or tragedy in their past and they are compassionate about helping others. CUE trains all their searchers in evidence collection and preservation, in searching not only the area of interest, but the social media sites and any place where information and or clues can be found. When they say "Every Missing Person is Somebody's Child" they truly stand behind their words and are prepared at a moments notice to respond with professional searches ready to assist Law Enforcement,, a family or whomever needs them. These folks have helped me solve several high profile cases through there search efforts and brought answers to families that may not have otherwise received them. To Monica and CUE, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!
I worked with CUE over multiple days as a searcher for a missing person in Myrtle Beach, SC. The professionalism & dedication of Monica Caison & this group is beyond measure.
They are compassionate, thorough and detail oriented. No stone left unturned is not just a euphemism with CUE. They do everything in their power to locate missing persons.
I am honored to be a very small cog in the vast wheel of resources for CUE.
CUE is one of the most dedicated group of individuals that I have ever served with. #CUESTRONG.
The most ethical, honest and dedicated group of searchers. I am proud to be associated with CUE.
I discovered CUE in 2011 when a coworkers best friend went missing and they came in to do a search. I was blown away by their dedication and persistence and knew I had to get involved. I signed up as a volunteer and attended my first annual conference. It was a life changing and defining experience.
This organization is made up of Volunteers who are a lifeline to the families of the missing. I am still blown away 7 years later.
In CUE I find a group of people who want to bring closure to families who have no where else to turn. This is really about them. We come from many active walks of life. Good, unselfish people. We could be victims or desperate families one day. We try to do the right thing and we are happy to do it. We make our contributions happily and we appreciate the support for the cause. Thank you.
I was honored to have the opportunity to participate in a recent search with CUE. I was so impressed with the organization and of this organization. They have the techniques of search and rescue Down to a fine science. I never realized so much work actually went into searching. Additionally, the volunteers are awesome! They spend their time and money to help strangers:)
They are all working together for one goal! Although they may be strangers, they quickly unite as part of a valuable team:)
I wish I could do more to help!
I have been a volunteer with CUE since 2011. This is a hard working and dedicated group of volunteers who give their time, sweat and tears to help families and agencies try and resolve a missing persons case. The work is hard and requires you to know your skills and limitations. Sometimes we get volunteers who sign up to help,but have their own agenda....these people don't stay with CUE long because we don't allow individual agendas. We are all working toward the same goal...which is to help bring resolve to a case. We don't work for notoriety, money, fame or personal agendas. CUE takes a stand to always be an advocate for families and missing persons. However, putting other volunteers at risk is not something we allow. A K9 handler, Briar M posted comments on 8/22/2017 stating negative comments about CUE because she was asked to leave a search. This handler was asked to leave the search because she was putting herself and others in danger, and left the search without notifying the proper individuals. This was not the first time she had been spoken to about her actions during a search. Sadly, she has made comments on here that do not reflect the true story of her being asked to leave. She neglects to mention that lodging, meals and fuel reimbursement is provided by CUE to all volunteers. She also fails to mention that she, not CUE, is the one who chose to obtain and train a K9. CUE appreciates, and holds volunteers at an utmost level of respect, however, will not allow reckless behavior to interfere with a missing persons case.
This is the most dedicated selfless organization! The saying "every missing person is somebody's child" always holds true with this organization. The founder and searchers donate many hours of their time, travel regularly, obtain training, work cases, fundraise, train K9's.and horses, use their personal vehicles all in the hope to help families of missing ontain resolution. It is an honor to be able to volunteer with this organization.
CUE/Monica Caison was working on my sister's case long before I was even aware of it. Concerned citizens who lived in my sister's area were already consulting with them before we even knew they existed...despite the fact that the man who murdered my sister (her husband) was making life miserable for them, even making threats, they were undeterred, and supported my family throughout. They were thoroughly caring and professional, unlike the organization that the murderer contracted with to throw the police off, even accused my sister (the victim) of drug abuse, dragging her name erroneously through the mud. The people at CUE are trained and experienced...the organization that worked w/ my "brother in law" was not, and made a hellish experience even worse. People may be well meaning, but that doesn't mean they are effective. CUE knows who the authentically trained professionals are in your area, please save yourself a lot of trouble, and use them.
I have been a part of this organization since 2009. Since my experience involves many many searches for the missing that this organization handles every year I am honored to be a part of the search for missing persons. This organization has assisted many many families to gain resolution with their missing loved ones. The support this organization gives to the families of the missing is unmatched. With the help of donations the searches will continue. The quest for the missing never ends.
I came across a post that I was taken a-back by. It was posted by a Briar M. on 8/22/17. As a CUE volunteer for the past 8 years, I have worked closely with the founder and learned so much such as planning the search, looking for search areas with high probability of locating the missing, missing person behaviors. I find it odd that someone feels that the past three years of searching for missing persons was a “waste”. How misguided! I have never seen any volunteers treated badly. I am not sure what she means about the politics involved. This organization searches for the missing, bringing awareness to the cause and devoted support to the families of the missing. This organization has performed more searches that one could ever count. Aiding over 11,000 families for the past 20 years is quite a feat. I am sorry that her issues bled onto this organization and she felt that cutting off fundraising is the answer. I hope that she find her way to something that she can really do. I myself have traveled thousands of miles searching for the missing. The commitment of this organization is unmatched. I am proud to serve the families of the missing in search of their loved one in the name of Community United Effort, In support of missing persons.
Non stop in the search for missing persons. Performing searches nation wide, advocating for the families of the missing as well.
I was a volunteer, and, spent a great deal of money and time for 3 years...but it was a waste. Volunteers with this group can be treated very badly, I certainly was. I was accused more than once of doing something I never did, and after I was called a liar...I left....I cannot recommend that anyone get involved. The politics are ridiculous. Do yourself a favor...do not volunteer with this group...do NOT give money to this group.
CUE Center 07/08/2019
You had a habit of not completing assignments, taking off without notification and not telling the truth concerning areas that were to be searched by you. You were asked to leave with no return after several opportunities to complete task. All searchers are reimbursed for fuel and meals and lodging are always in place upon arrival for each search. Many complaints of your attitude were noted for a long period of time, however you did not like to talk about it and made no effort to correct it.Thank you
Unaffiliated, I attended the 2017 conference because I wanted to know what kind of people use their dogs, their gear, their time to search for a stranger's loved one. What group has the trust and confidence of Law Enforcement, while extending compassion and comfort to grieving families? I volunteered for a search and met these tireless, doggedly tenacious people on the ground. CUE is entirely donation funded and staffed by volunteers, including Mrs. Caison, who takes no salary from the organization. This is one organization that I believe is not motivated by money or fame, but truly serving the greater good, serving families and assisting law enforcement. The following is a list of FREE services provided:
·CUE provides trained professionals search and recovery units nationwide
·Long term care and victim support for families and loved ones left behind
·Complete casework and research of missing person cases
·Promote national and local missing person campaigns
·Canvassing by foot, vehicle and neighborhood – door to door
·Teams: K9, aircraft, water (boat, kayak, ski jet, raft, divers), mounted horse units, ATV, ground support, command ·IC, mapping, written reports, current sonar and technology instruments used for air-land-water
·Set case goals with positive guidance for families of the missing
·Request for support from local and national sisterhood organizations for case
·Act as a liaison for families, communities, media, agencies and law enforcement
·Guidance for each communities and public awareness for missing victims
·Provide a variety of professional speakers and presentation topics
·Host finger printing, DNA, dental impression and photo ID programs
·Organize public poster distribution, internet BOLO system, organization’s web site and various social media sites
·Securing billboard resources for missing person – case by case
·Request reward seed money on behalf of law enforcement – case by case
·Offer national safety and prevention workshops for training purpose
·Organizing private and public meetings for missing person case effort
·Provide spokesperson and advocate per each missing person case
·Request for counseling from resource list: group, individual, grief, trauma
·Provide: meals, lodging and travel expense for CUE registered volunteer teams
·Full complete investigative casework of missing person
·Request and host support groups for victims i.e. homicide, abuse, rape and mental illness resources.
·Bulk mailings project for missing persons photo and case information
·Twenty four hour public TIP number to be provided for all missing persons cases
·Host annual awareness promotion featuring missing persons, unidentified persons and unsolved homicide registered cases on a national level
·Provide free education and training nationally for volunteers, investigators, victim survivors, families of the missing, search teams and agencies to better service cases concerning missing persons of all ages.
I heard about Community United Effort (CUE) while I was following the disappearance and murder of Morgan Harrington. I looked into the organization and I was very impressed with Monica Caison and the professionalism of her organization. I was very interested in volunteering and finally joined 3 1/2 years ago. Since then I have become a Board Member and I am amazed at the hard work done by all of our volunteers. With CUE, once we are invited in by either the family or law enforcement, we advocate for the missing and their family, even after a missing person is brought home. Many of our family members become CUE members. Monica hosts an annual conference in March and brings together families of the missing, searchers, law enforcement and instructors from many different areas in the world of the missing. It's time for families to help each other, learning about new ways of investigating a missing person, certification in first aid and CPR, etc. I consider all of the volunteers to be a member of my CUE family and so happy I joined.
Not only is Community United Effort there to help organize the search for the missing person, we are there as support for the family during the search and long after....anytime you call CUE's number, chances are Monica will answer. It doesn't matter if it is day, night, weekend or holiday...Not one volunteer, all the way up to Monica gets one cent for what they do and they do it gladly. Some of the things CUE does for the families include...searches, support to families during interviews and getting the word out, fliers, candlelight vigils, Road Tour to bring awareness of the missing and an annual conference for families, searchers, law enforcement, first responders, etc...the conference provides support for the families by having other families that understand what they are going through, education for searchers and first responders and a candlelight vigil that honors missing people that have been found and their family members and also recognition of those volunteers that go above and beyond...Monica gives her all willingly, sometimes missing special times with her own family....
This is a very giving group that travels all across the country to help find missing persons. No one receives pay for their help. It is 100% volunteer. They also travel across the country every year to bring awareness back to cold cases. They have solved or help solve many cases.
Although I do not have a loved one who has gone missing, I am a missing persons advocate. I have had the opportunity to volunteer with Community United Effort on occasions when they are working near or in the state of Indiana. Each time, I have been in awe of the amount of effort and professionalism each volunteer on the searches displays. Typically the family members of the missing are there. CUE gives them hope and encouragement that their loved one has not been forgotten. Imagine being in their shoes. I know that I would want everyone in the world looking for my loved one. Although that isn't possible, CUE shows them that people do care and they aren't forgotten. And CUE brings in the many resources needed to do a search for someone who is missing. Monica and her team work tirelessly to assure if they need search dogs, they are there. If they need horses, boats, ATVs, etc,, they will be there. This organization goes above and beyond in their efforts to bring answers to families of the missing. I feel honored to have had the opportunity to work with them and very blessed that they have welcomed me to help in their efforts. They certainly are deserving of a spot on the Top Rated List of Great Nonprofits.
The volunteers with CUE, the center for missing persons, is located in NC. They travel far distances and group together with volunteers from different states to look for missing persons from all areas.
Rain, swamps, hot humid weather,venomous snakes, alligators, high weeds, bugs...none of these stop them from doing their important job...helping family's find missing loved ones.
Compassion, Concern and Caring is what you will receive from CUE when needed.
Please consider them when you choose to make a donation. (travel, sleeping expenses)
This organization is a great help to many people. It connects those in need of support with those willing to support. The CUE center should be recognized for their postive and dutiful efforts. Thousands go missing each day and there are limited resources to help assist with finding them. Thanks CUE center and Monica for your service. You are appreciated!
CUE Center has been the only one that has actually done what they said they would do. Not only did they do what they said they would but also did it starting Immediately upon getting my form for submission completed. They continue to work closely and diligently on a 9 year cold case (when they came on board). Almost 10 years now. They have gotten answers that I was unsucessful at obtaining! I have had so many organizations that would say they would help but did not or fizzled out shortly after coming on board with my son's missing case. (usually because the newer current active cases were needing them or the paying one's). I am finally able to relax the stress a great deal knowing I am no longer fighting, searching, seeking answers alone! Thanks to CUE, some of my burden has been relieved! Although my son has not been found as of yet, I feel confident that FINALLY our family has the help it desperately needed all along!
CUE is a wonderful group of self less people who never give up in their search for the missing. Not only that but they also are there well after the initial event and continue to offer support to the families of the missing. Even if it takes YEARS. They do all of this at their own expense. Traveling wherever they are needed. A great group of people!
When I made the decision to become involved with trying to help in the effort to help with the missing and their families,I did not take it lightly on which organization I would give my time too. Researched many. CUE and those involved is first and foremost focused on the missing and their families, has dedicated volunteers who are NOT doing it for self promotion. They are genuinely giving of themselves for the right reasons. You will NEVER see CUE bragging on Facebook about what we do. They just DO IT! CUE has very professional volunteers! CUE HAS COMPASSION! Nothing but respect for all those have met and worked with.
As a State Outreach Coordinator for the CUE Center for Missing Persons for several years, I could list the obvious reasons who this organization is so rewarding - the dedication, the mission, the caring and compassion, the individual talents that so many bring to the table to assist families.
However, it is the nuances that are not seen by everyone which create a long lasting impression on others and me. The “giving it your all” attitude of the search and rescue professionals in all manner of weather conditions is but one example. The hand on a shoulder, the phone call answered in the middle of the night; the poster made at a moments notice; the ability to listen to a grieving family, to provide purpose for the family while in crisis, the lack of judgment, no matter what the victim's circumstance, the unique and always impactful Annual Conference; lessons learned by example; the sense of family; always striving to educate the public and to optimize the chances of locating a missing person; the longevity of the relationships that never end after a rescue or recovery- Rather, they serve as a beginning.
Such is the flow of the Cue Center with Founder Monica Caison providing the training and the inspiration to all who give so selflessly as volunteers.
I highly recommend this non-profit for the highest rating!
Donna R. Gore
SORC -State of Connecticut
The level of professionalism, respect, integrity, dedication, compassion, and deep commitment exhibited by this organization as a whole, and it's volunteers, both in the search field and in the advocacy and educational arena are above and beyond that of any other in the country today.. For this to continue to hold true, after more than twenty years, is a true and real testament to the mission, values, and very heart and soul of Monica Caison, the founder of the CUE Center, and all of the countless devoted volunteers that she instills and motivates every moment of every day. Thanks to the tireless efforts of CUE, it's search teams, and advocates, and with the respect and collaboration of Law Enforcement and professionals in related fields from across the nation, there has and will continue to be, resolution for thousands of loved ones of missing persons...
Having seen the work that CUE has done for a few families personally, I already knew what an amazing organization this was... however it wasn't until I participated in a search effort myself with CUE that I realized just how much everyone with CUE is not only dedicated to what they do, but how above and beyond they go for the families they are helping, and the people who are working with them, volunteering, or helping in some capacity. The searchers were treated with just as much care and respect as the families were... This organization goes above and beyond in all areas, from their dedication, to the way they manage every incident, to their level of care and caring, from the tiniest thing to the biggest... it all matters... Absolutely exceptional on all counts...
The CUE Center for Missing Persons is an amazing organization with a lot of heart. Every missing person is someone's child, please support this selfless organization so that CUE can continue to keep the hope alive in the hearts of the families that still seek answers!!!
Close to 7 years ago I heard about CUE when Brittanee Drexel went missing, she was from my hometown and it struck me like a brick- that someone so innocent just vanished without a trace- I began to help on searches not just for Brittanee but for several others that were missing. The passion & the heart that CUE showed to the families & volunteers made me want to be a part and do my part with CUE. Helping families keep hope & get answers and closure. I can only speak for myself based on my experiences as a volunteer but I know if I ever went missing that CUE would find me and bring me back home... Amazing organization funded by the caring hearts of others...
I have a missing son of 14 years I joined the CUE 8 years ago and I was a mess I couldn't go out of my house didn't travel I shut everyone out. Because of the help out the CUE family I now help others I am a State Coordinator I also have gone on the Road tours yes I do call the CUE family that is the way you are treated God Bless them all
My son Damien Mark Sharp went missing almost 11years ago he was 22 years young at the time. The worst fear is hearing your son or daughter is missing and possabily dead. Who do you go to? who do you talk to? were do you start? The first few days are like a fog hope you have someone by you because you don't remember what was said and what you did. The tears come everyday and just doesn't stop. The CUE knows what to do and who can help. Monica Caison is the best woman I have every met she is strong and soft at the same time she can put your mind at ease. She can put a search party together in hours when she starts her call outs people answer from ground pounders to K-9s ect. I met Monica and the CUE staff on a road trip, and the words I have waited to here was I can help you. Monica and the CUE has. I am now a NY/PA state coordinator and will be there for others who do not know were to go or who to talk to. The CUE has changed my life forever.
Never have I come across an organization with more integrity, dedication, respect, compassion, professionalism, and care then CUE Center for Missing Persons. CUE's reputation has a solid foundation grown from the families it has served for over two decades, and the agencies it has assisted in that time. The search resources CUE provides are top of the line in their experience, professional standards, and heart... The educational platforms and awareness campaigns, both held at national levels, are exceptional... and their level of family support is beyond compare. To find all of these qualities, and so many more, in any organization that is nonprofit, and completely volunteer, and never cost a penny to any family or law enforcement agency, is truly and simply astounding....
This organization has changed my life. I was unaware of the CUE Center when my family suffered a missing person, I came to know them when a friend of a co-worker went missing and they came into the picture. Watching them in action, watching how they stepped in and supported my co-worker and helped her through the process showed me that this was an organization I wanted to be involved with. I am working on my 5th year as a volunteer for CUE Center and I am still amazed everyday by the difference Monica and the volunteers make in peoples lives. It's unfortunate that there is a need for an Organization to assist in the search for the missing and to support these families during the worst of times, but what a blessing that they are there.
It's difficult to find the passion and drive necessary in one person to dream of, and make successful an organization of such importance and critical work. Yet it took one person to discipline themselves enough to continue with their dream...and turn it into a Community United Effort. Monica Caison is a true community leader, a dedicated hard worker, a talented and intuitive visionary and more than valuable resource to the families of missing persons. She is a "gatherer" of people and resources that when brought together, continues to branch out as everyone's strengths meet and strengthen each mission further. Monica is what I refer to as a "Root Ma". Without her specific gift, her fuel, her drive towards her thirsty purpose - CUE would not exist. To that end...Thank God for all the people stepping up, and meeting their purpose through Monica, those meant to follow this leader...for they have been true heroes in her eyes as well. She has inspired many hearts, inspired many positive actions, changed people and families forever with her support, and has helped where real help was the last thing expected in a sad, dark place for many. This world is a much better place because of her leadership and her footprint will never be diminished. Nor will any of the foot prints walking beside her.
Monica Caison started CUE because she saw a huge need for missing persons and their grief-stricken families who had no where else to turn. For twenty years, Monica has been on call 365 days a year, 24/7 without a break or a salary. While raising five children and being gramma and wife. All CUE donations go toward support of the cause- not one dime goes to Monica or the many volunteers. Monica is the center of a whirlwind of love that gets bigger every day. She is held in high regard by all Law Enforcement agencies for her determination, hard work and savvy in this difficult arena, and is nothing short of Sainthood to the families and the missing. I was lost until I found CUE as a single mom with a missing daughter, and CUE has been there for me and thousands of others. every step of the way.
I do not believe a Greater Non-profit exists in this country. Monica and CUE are held in the highest regard by all who experience this remarkable, loving assistance. Thank You, Monica and CUE. Gretchen Ring, mother of Heidi Ring.
I am a state cordinator, searcher and volunteer for CUE. I am also current Law Enforcement. I have been with CUE for 4 years now and I truly believe in this organization. They go above and beyond to search for the missing and to bring hope to the victims families. Ive met many of those families and they all have shared that they wouldve been lost without CUE. CUE is more than an organization once you are apart of CUE you are apart of something much bigger than yourself, that is truly making a difference. CUE becomes a second family and together everyone plays a part in bringing hope to the hopeless, shining light in the darkest of times and never giving up when searching for a loved one. Monica Caison the founder, is the backbone of CUE and with her leadership imparts wisdom and passion to all she meets and especially the members of this organization. Monica Caison rarely will accept recognition as she knows she could not do any of this alone, however shes one of the best leaders Ive ever known and she is who you want standing in your corner should you ever find yourself in a position to need help with finding a missing loved one. I am proud to be apart of this family!#
This is a caring compassionate organization that is there to help the family's of victim's by searching and making any and every effort to locate and return victims. I have work with them on several cases and have nothing but respect and admiration for Monica and her staff. Thank you for everything you do.
I have been involved with CUE for several years now and have watched it rapidly grow and assist families in raising awareness, search and rescue and encouraging volunteers across the nation to get involved and make a difference. I am a great fan and volunteer for CUE and look forward to many years of helping the organization in helping families of missing loved ones.
the box only lets me choose one! my name is terri erskine. I am the mom of a missing adult son. (probable homicide) I also am a volunteer state outreach coordinator with CUE for California ( where I live) and Colorado (where my son is missing).
I am so thankful to CUE for being my guiding star. there are not enough words to express my gratitude and belief in this incredible family!