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.
Great group! I have been out with them a few times on searches, and it is amazing to see not only the professionalism but the caring and genuine concern for the families involved, and for the task at hand. The world needs more people with the kind of compassion and integrity shared here. Kevin Covington
I have watched the founder of CUE go from a kid to wonderful a Mother of 5 while still finding time to devote her life to this cause. Never before have I witnessed such selflessness, love and empathy for people who she doesn't even know and who have run out of hope. She is that last spark of hope for these desperate families. I am amazed at the willpower of this woman and so very proud to call Monica Caison my dear friend. There is no other like her & this organization that defines the words strength & determination. Sincerely, Star Howard
Cue has provide us support since my daughter Donna Jou (www.donnajou.com) went missing in June 23, 2007.
Monica been there for us during search, mental and emotional support, she even travel to Los Angeles, CA joining us for press conference.
Reza Jou (missing Donna Jou's dad0
Monica Caison's capable team's contribution to the missing people and their families is exemplary. CUE center has been there for us since my 19 years young, Donna Jou (www.donnajou.com) went missing 23 June 2007. She had visited with us twice in Los Angeles California and provide us emotional support as well as invaluable advise. With her extra ordinary talent in the missing people field, search and rescue expetise, and hard work, I am confident that we will find my baby girl in the near future.
My sister disappeared three years ago under mysterious circumstances. We contacted CUE and they worked with us to localize the search area. They set up a search in the most likely site and had an army of dogs and searchers on horseback to look at a large wooded area. We didn't find my sister, but we know we could never have searched this large tract and discounted it without CUE's help. They are amazing and the people volunteering are so sincere and professional.
THE CUE ORGINAZATION ARE A DEDICATED GROUP PEOPLE THAT ARE COMMITTED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF OUR FOUNDER MONICA CAISON TO SEARCH FOR THE MISSING AND AID THE FAMILIES WHILE THEY ARE GOING THROUGH THIS VALLEY OF NOT KNOWING WHERE TO TURN..
I have seen the support, understanding, expertise, and resources that the CUE organization provides to families of those with missing loved ones. This organization fills a void that many families are desperately seeking.
I'm a searcher and friend of Monica Caison. She is a wonderful lady that treats the families of the missing like they are part of her family.
CUE Center and Monica Caison, in particular, need to rank in the top ten of great nonprofits.
They helped me so much in my quest for information on the disappearance of my son, Greg Tilley. My case is old..., it has been more than 20 years since I last saw Greg. His disappearance is a mystery but none of this matters to CUE. Everyone is treated with kindness and compassion. They help families when no one else will.
They are a worthy organization and deserve to be recognized for their efforts on behalf of the missing.
Monica Caison and the CUE organization was like a beacon of light in the darkness of my quest to find out what happened to my missing son, Greg Tilley. Although we still have not heard what happened to him, they continue to reach out and help me. I bless them and their work every day.
St Louis, Missouri
Great Missing Person Organization; Best in the Nation
Our family is forever grateful for the experienced and dedicated team of people at CUE, who have helped in various ways since my brother went missing in 2007. So much so, that we've also volunteered in various ways, to help other families going through the same.
CUE Center for Missing Persons
Greetings. I am an attorney who worked with a family that Monica Caison also assisted. My experience with her at that time is that she is totally dedicated to helping families. I hope this is of assistance.
A wonderful ay to help families who deserve closure when a loved one goes missing. To participate in the process of searching for this loved one, you come in contact with the family to know their loved one. This organization is here to ease the pain and let them know that they matter and others care.
A wonderful organization that gives their all just to help each family bring their loved ones home. The founder Monica Caison has devoted her life to putting the best folks together for the maximum results. Knowing what I know about this group, they would be the very first contacted when searching for a missing person.
I can't imagine a more scary time with no one to talk to than when your loved one disappears! Unfortunately I went through that and the only people I found that I felt I could talk to were the people at CUE, They never limited how often or when, were more supportive and understanding than anyone locally and kept me functional for the rest of my family. I can never express how much I appreciate all they've done through the years and never asking for anything.
These are wonderful people, 100% volunteer organization!!!!!!!!!
My history with this incredible organization; CUE Center for Missing Persons is similar to so many who either support this organization as volunteers or donors. I was a family member with a missing person, my sister Allison Jackson Foy. We were a family who had no idea how to find Allison or where to start, especially since my sister lived in a different state from us all when she went missing. We were strangers in a city and state we knew nothing about and in a world (the world of the missing) that we knew even less about!
The police were of little help at the beginning of Allison's case because they believed my sister was a walk away, they refused to listen to my family when we said Allison would never just leave without her children. They knew better then her own family and they left us to fend for ourselves in this city we knew nothing about. We found ourselves in areas we had no business being in and trying to get Allison's face and information out there without much luck, or many people caring.
All of that changed when CUE Center and founder Monica Caison entered the picture. Monica was the first person to truly listen to us and believe that Allison was not a walk away, the first to really care and understand what we were going through. From the night she returned our first call, to now almost 10 years later CUE Center, Monica Caison and their arsenal of professionals have been there; searching, advocating and getting Allison much needed press while teaching us how to navigate the unknown.
Allison would have never have been recovered almost two years later with out this organization. Today they remain by our side as we seek justice and final resolution for Allison, we await on an arrest in her case and CUE continues to work with us and stand by our side. This organizations knowledge, experience, compassion, empathy and genuine concern go above and beyond any that I know, leaving a family with hope, something that a family with a missing loved one needs so much. This organization also lets you know that you are not alone.
My experience with CUE led me to become an active volunteer in the organization with a personal goal of helping other families dealing with a missing loved one, after all who better than someone who has walked in your shoes. Today I am one of the NJ State Outreach Coordinators for CUE and proud to serve as a volunteer.
If you are looking for an organization to donate to, this is the one! A nonprofit where no one, even the founder, ever takes a paycheck. All monies go to help get to the next search so families never have to pay for CUE's services. CUE's searchers are all professional and certified, they are a boots on the ground organization.
If you are looking to volunteer and get involved, this is the organization to give your time to. CUE Center for Missing Persons is all about doing, getting the job done when others can't or wont! As a volunteer you will be helping those in need and help bring answers to those who desperately need them.
Most importantly, if you are a family member with a missing loved one, CUE is the organization you want to call. They do so much more than flyers and are with you each step of the way with trained professionals, they are the team you want with you as you become the voice for your missing loved one! I cannot say enough about CUE, it's founder and their volunteers who are based all over the country. This national organization is the help your family needs.
Whatever has brought you to read this review, please know that as a client and volunteer I have never been more satisfied. CUE has been my grace disguised and I can honestly say that in the world of the missing, there is no other organization out there like them, they are second to none!
I first came to know about CUE Center for Missing Persons and it's founder Monica Caison over 6 years ago when my sister Allison Jackson Foy went missing from Wilmington NC. My family and I were all from out of state and we flew into Wilmington to find my sister. Law enforcement gave us the old "she'll turn up", and were hard pressed to listen to my family and I when we told them Allison would never leave without her two young daughters. We gave them all the information we had and we were basically on our own. We made flyers and hung them and handed them out and spoke with people. We tried going to the last place she was known to be seen and sought answers there, but to no avail. We looked in the worst areas of town where we had no business being, but we had heard rumors that Allison had been seen there. We probably would have left Wilmington days later expecting the police to do their job and take care of it all, thank God we did not. Speaking with the front desk clerk at our hotel and telling her why we were there turned out to be the best thing we could do. One day after hanging posters and looking for Allison we came back to our room to find a note slipped under our door from the desk clerk telling us we needed to contact CUE Center and Monica Caison. We did and the next morning she was at our hotel and with us from morning until the wee hours of themorning, searching, teaching us, getting us media attention, and listening and caring. This advocacy, searching and so much more went on even after we had to leave Wilmington and return to our homes ten days later. CUE Center and Monica also educated law enforcement along the way teaching them and my family what databases to put Allison into, DNA needed to be collected and put into CODIS so that Allison could be identified if needed, Physical searches were conducted by CUE and their amazing volunteers, all of this at no cost to me or my family, all of this done with highly trained professional SAR Teams and K9 Teams, all of this done with a love and concern unlike any other my family and I have ever experienced. Almost two years later due to CUE Centers efforts and tenacity my sister was recovered in a low lying ditch a little over two miles from where she was last seen lying next to another lady, Angela Nobles Rothen who went missing a year after Allison. Both were victims of a homicide. My family and I know that without CUE Center and Monica Allison would have never been found and my father and my family and Allison's two young daughters would never have had answers. To this date 6 and a half years later CUE Center and Monica remain on this second part of the journey with us ; the part where we seek justice. CUE and Monica and all her volunteers have never wavered in their dedication and compassion and are always there, still seeking justice with us. In June this awesome organization got a billbooard donated for a year with Allison and Angels's pictures and all necessary information; r minding the community that these cases remain unsolved and getting much needed continued media. I cannot say enough about this amazing organization and it's founder Monica Caison, there is no other missing persons organization out there like them. This woman, and this organization which have helped over 9000 families since their inception are making a true difference in the world. I and my family are forever indebted, in truth there really are no words. Today I am honored to be a volunteer in this organization and serve as the NJ State Outreach Coordinator.
I reached out to CUE in 2007 when my adult son went missing. I heard these words "I can help", and I felt a weight lift , knowing there was someone who not only understood what my family and I were going through, but had the knowledge and experience to guide us through the maze of the world of missing persons. Eight years later I am a CUE volunteer and help search for the missing alongside the most dedicated and selfless people I've ever known. The commitment from CUE has never wavered as we continue to search for my son, through search resources, and all that entails, to the Support from an organization filled with folks that stand with our family!
My son, Michael Austin Davis went missing June 26, 2007 from Jacksonville, FL. When our family was at it's wits end as to what to do next, and Law Enforcement told us there wasn't a lot more they could do unless new information came we reached out to CUE, made a phone call late one night and Monica answered the phone and when I told her a brief outline of our situation she said, "I can help". Those were the most wonderful words a family can hear, when you feel like you're standing alone, now you have someone that understands, that knows how to get searchers on the ground for your child, and also provides support through all of the emotional ups and downs that every family goes through. So I first knew CUE as a victim, and then I began to assist with Searches, went through trainings, became certified as a SAR Tech II, and as of April 1st, 2012 my K9 Jester is nationally certified in HRD land. I've seen CUE from a Family's point of View and also as a searcher since 2008, and have Highest Respect for all that they do, and the way in which it is done. Every search is prepared for well in advance of the search, all searchers are taken care of, fed, housed and appreciated as they are a vital part of all that CUE accomplishes for Missing Persons.
The Cue Center does so much for helping find the missing and their search and rescue missions.I cannot say enough about Monica and her team they are truly professional and caring people.I had the pleasure of meeting Monica in Maryland where I was living and some of her team and great people.I work on missing person cases for many years now and have met a lot of family members and what they go thru and the pain they suffer on a daily basis and my heart goes out to them.They do wonderful things to help the families and will do anything they can to help.I have only heard good things about the Cue Center.
I am one of the long time Cue Members, not as active as I use to be, but this organization has taught me so much. I started when I was laid off from my job. It was the most rewarding thing I ever done. Not only did I get to help families that had loved ones missing, but Monica taught me a lot, of skills that I can use in every day life. Being a nonprofit, we raised money for the group. I learned how to talk to companies to get help with our group, I got the chance to be on the news to talk about a fundraiser .I met so many people that will be life time friends. We also do fingerprinting, to help the kids in the community.
But, the most important thing is helping people that think there is no hope. Cue give the people that have lost loved ones hope and faith, and that someone does cares about them. Even if there loved one is found, Cue stays in contact with the families. This is the greatest organization, they ask for nothing in return for their help
I continue to be amazed by the what this organization of volunteers can accomplish. They follow Monica's lead by being dedicated, hard working, and full of heart.
I can praise them enough.
My family and I have been blessed to be a part of CUE. We met Monica Caison and learned about CUE on a search a few years ago. We were members of our county rescue group. I was amazed at Monica's knowledge about missing person behavior and I loved her genuine compassion to the family. It was like nothing I had seen before. She was so real and there for the families. I admire everyone who is a part of CUE and I believe it is a wonderful organization. I wish there were more groups like CUE.
On Labor Day weekend almost 7 yrs ago our son went missing in Wilmington, NC. He was there visiting a college friend. His friend called Monica & by the time we got there, she was already working on finding him. Monica was with us from the beginning walking the streets, putting up posters & contacting the news & law enforcement to get the word out. And she kept us focused through it all. She worked tirelessly with us trying to find him. After almost 5 days someone who had seen the news spotted him in a swampy area under an on ramp to the freeway. He had fallen from the ramp almost 40 ft. & was badly injured but alive. I cannot say enough good things about Monica & her organization. These people work day & night to find missing people "who are someone's children". They are so dedicated to what they do. Without her we may not have found our son and he wouldn't have seen his oldest daughter graduate from high school last month. There aren't enough words to thank Monica for what she does. She never gives up.
Cue and Monica Caison gave my family hope! the last days of my Moms and Mamaws lifes Monica Caison and Cue understood that hurt and pain and I thank god every day for them for the support they give me in trying to solve my brother Jason Dale Bolton COLD CASE of 23 years old unsolved murder/death. Thank you! CUE & Monica and all the volunteers that make up CUE Center
i HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEDGE AND HONOR TO MEET and SHARE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN WITH MONICA CAISON.I attended the 2005 National Roundtable Conference for Missing Persons Organized and hosted by Monica.I was so impressed by her hard work ....it is rare to find someone as dedicated and committed as she is.I PRAISE GOD she is OUT THERE for the families of Missing Loved ones.The world is a better place because people like her doing all they can.Recently i have watched LAST SEEN ALIVE where Monica is helping find answers and Missing people.I was glued to the tv rallying behind Monica and her love for the Families.GOD BLESS you Monica and all CUE VOLUNTEERS!
i have had the priviledge of meeting Monica Caison and Cue Center Volunteers on several occasions.
I am honored to know this lady and the great work she does not only in her surrounding communities but across the US.
If only there were more people in our world like Monica .GOD BLESS her and her Organization for all they are and do for the plight of Missing People!
I last saw Monica Oct 2011 when she came Through Texas on her OTRTR TOUR and we
Combined our efforts with her Tour and my AWARENESS Campaign here in Vidor,Texas She is a phenominal Woman.
To capture the essence of Monica Caison and the CUE Center for the Missing in a paragraph is difficult indeed. As a homicide survivor and crime victim advocate working with victims for over 30 years, I have never seen a more unique and effective organization! The CUE was introduced to me by colleagues nearly four years ago. Once I attended a Conference I was attracted like a magnet to their mission, sense of caring, compassion, ability to achieve results purely on donations. However, the most impressive aspects are Monica's innate sense to put the needs of families first, with respect and honesty. to devise a customized , strategic plan based upon their individual circumstances. to always instill a sense of hope no what has occurred and her ability to earn the cooperation and respect of law enforcement and other professionals throughout the country. Her tenacity and "turn over every rock" nature has served her well for the past 20 years. She has entrusted her mission to hand picked state coordinators in several states. We try to carry the torch in our individual was . I am proud to be a Coordinator for the State of Connecticut. To serve others in need is an honor.
Please refer to a recent blog I authored for more details at the following link: http://donnagore.com/2014/03/25/no-one-stepped-into-their-path-the-prophecy-of-monica-caison-and-the-cue-center-for-missing-persons/
Donna R. Gore, M.A.
Cue Center Coordinator, State of Connecticut
My brother went missing 7 years ago. It was the hardest thing I think i will ever have to deal with in this lifetime. He was found last year, and the burden of looking for him is now gone. Monica and Cue Center are doing great work for the families of the missing by lending knowledge, empathy, immediacy, and pure drive to the cause of finding these missing family members. I believe the hope they give these families is something you cannot put a price on. The work Monica is doing may well change the face of missing persons investigations in that these cases will become priority and more solvable. This organization is going to put the right light on the cause of missing persons and their families, and give awareness to the general public of these cases. They are the good guys and I hope many more people join them. All these cases are solvable given enough manpower and dedication. Monica and Cue are a step in the right direction.
Monica Caison and the Cue Center have been so supportive in my journey to justice for my missing sister Jamie Grissim, who disappeared December 7, 1971.
She didn't have a website until Monica's organization created the most beautiful one for her. Her organization did a National Tour Road Rally for the Missing, and she came all the way from the East Coast to meet me in Vancouver, Washington.
I am forever thankful for her support of my quest to find my beloved sister.
Starr Grissim Lara
Monica and the Cue organization have been very supportive and caring. They are always there when we needed them.
Thanks the Shelton and Thomas family
As a Nationally certified K9 handler, I have helped Monica Caison and the Cue organization in searches for several years and I am so honored to have worked side by side with many of them. The dedication and love that the members of this organization have for the families and the missing is extraordinary. The volunteers of this organization go to the extreme. They feel for the families. They relive their pain. They become part of the family and in doing so they give more than is possible searching to bring those loved ones home. They never give up hope!
My son, Eric Lee Franks, has been missing from Saginaw, Michigan since the Spring of 2011. I was told about CUE Center for Missing Persons through a internet friend on a site helping find answers about my son's disappearance. The person was so enthused about this center and convinced that Monica could help me. I got in touch with Monica Caison, the founder of CUE Center in Wilmington, NC. She immediately got back with me and was kind to help spread my son's missing information and pictures. She featured him on CUE Center's facebook page. My son was born in NC coincidentally, where we adopted him when he was 5 weeks old. One of my sisters helped as a volunteer when CUE Center held their annual Roadside Rally in Wilmington this year. I was unable to attend, but was pleased to see Monica Caison and my sister, Debra Turbeville, holding posters of Eric along with many other missing persons' posters. The media was there and spoke with my sister. This past month, my sister, Debra, and another sister , Faye Stanford and I went as volunteers to Florida for a search and candle light vigil for missing man, Austin Davis. It was a learning experience to watch as Monica and her volunteers worked tirelessly to help find him. We were treated warmly and were allowed to put out missing fliers and posters for my son, Eric. Later this year, we will be thankful to be a part of the CUE Center for the Missing's 11th annual " On the Road to Remember" tour across various states to let families of the missing have time to publicly pay tribute to their missing person. Our family will be hosting something in honor of Eric in Michigan. I truly appreciate all of the help Monica Caison and the CUE Center for the Missing has done for Eric and his family as well as for so many others. I am proud to be associated with an effort such as that and would highly recommend it to others. Thank you for the opportunity to again thank Monica Caison and the CUE CENTER for the Missing . Jo Ann Franks
We assisted CUE with surveillance in a missing person case that was ultimately revealed to be a murder, and was solved. Our experience with Monica Caison and CUE is that she was honest, hardworking, and a person of integrity.
Can you imagine an organization whose leader works tirelessly on behalf of people she has never met and for $0.00? Can you imagine a woman who inspires others to volunteer to crawl through crocodile infested water, muddy ground, forests, etc, in order to find someone they have never met? Can you imagine a woman and an organization that provide love, kindness, hugs, tears, laughter, and support to people they have never met before, but will surely know for the rest of their lives? I can. CUE is this organization, and Monica Caison is That Woman! Together, they are CUE and they care about you and me. They care about someone they have never met -- someone's daughter, sister, mother, father, son, brother... they care enough to look for these missing people, and to provide support and hope to the missing's loved ones.
They do not just talk the talk. They literally "walk the walk."
Monica Caison and CUE are blessings to us all. I can think of no better place to put my support - financial and physical.
Thank you, Monica! Thank you, CUE!
The CUE Center for Missing Persons became so valuable to our lives when my stepson Zack Malinowski disappeared on August 25,2013. They stepped into our lives with sympathy & gave us the courage to be proactive in looking for our missing child. I cannot imagine going through this experience without Monica Caison & her team of dedicated volunteers. I am proud to be a part of this organization because they make such an impact on the families of the missing.
I have volunteered with CUE as a canine handler and will continue to donate my time as CUE is both fiscally and morally responsible. CUE serves families of the missing, especially those with limited means or social standing. Monica Caison is as determined a soul as I have ever met and I admire her greatly.
I participated in a CUE search this past weekend as a HRD Canine handler. Having had some unpleasant experiences in the past with SAR groups I was somewhat leery but was happy to discover that the CUE coordinators Dawn S. and Laurie R. were professional and personable. Search sectors were mapped and marked and detailed debrief reports were completed.
I was touched by the kindness of the family members of the missing women and I was happy to exchange hugs and let then know that others do care about their plight. Late in the afternoon as I followed my dog on my hands and knees through thick thorny brush those family members were my inspiration. CUE is a remarkable organization and I was glad to play a part in sharing Love and Hope.
Julie Wise Canine Liebchen AMPWDA Indiana
From the moment Monica Caison and CUE became involved in the search for one of my best friend's sisters who had gone missing yet her case egregiously ignored by law enforcement, it became clear that the exceptional efforts of Monica and team would not stop until the mission of finding her was complete. Monica does not discriminate, she is determined to help families and those that are missing reunite or find peace. I've watched my friend's sister be found and laid to rest. There is no question that without this remarkable woman and all of her tireless volunteers that may never have happened. It's been almost 8 years for my friend and the organization has gone on to help hundreds of families desperate to find their loved ones. For some it's a job, for Monica it's a calling.
A friend of our son when missing last August in SC and we went to show support to the family. That's went I met CUE. That's when I met Monica. I was blown away, they had come from all over the East Coast and even further. I offered to go into the woods with a K9 handler and it changed my life. I've since been on many searches for missing people in our area and once to Florida to help look for the son of the K9 handler I first when in with, who's been missing for 7 years. CUE is a group of professional volunteers. They take what they do very seriously and they are family. If you spend much time with them you become a part of that family. Through tears, blood, sweat and love for each other and for the ones we search for, we are CUE.
I hope and pray that whoever reads this never needs CUE, but if you ever are in that situation, when someone you love can't be found, I promise you, you will want CUE in your corner.
“If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others in the wilderness and go to search for the one that is lost until he finds it?" -Jesus
CUE is the most amazing organization . They make everyone fell welcome and will do anything they can to help . Thank you so much for all you do.
When I learned of my nephews disappearance in August of 2013, I began looking for help to find him. I ran across the CUE website online, and remember thinking how I wish they were in SC. About a week later (could have been a couple of days) my brother told me about people coming in to search. I asked him if it was Monica. He thought it was Cindy, but through something called CUE, and he thought Monica was one of the names. I was like.. "Ask for Monica!" Yeah, little did I know at that point, but it was that moment that I sighed in relief. Although that time is still like a blur, I didn't yet know these people, but remember having a good feeling a move was made in the right direction. I had no idea how good. I feel like CUE has saved my family, and am so grateful Missy and Lonnie had someone to be with them, guide them, listen to them, grieve with them. Cindy and George have been been totally awesome. I'd heard George's name so much, had no idea who he was, but knew he was an angel. Through support, the knowledge, the guidance, the 24hr/day availability through it all. Monica has been a lifesaver, and has built a crew that follow her footsteps.
To have someone on your side, that knows what to do, and is prepared to do it, and does it.. no words. Monica and our CUE family. Although I have not met them all, I have met a few, spoken with more than a few, heard the stories of so many, I feel that I know them all. We share a common bond, and as upset as I was in the beginning that I even had to learn of these caring, helpful people, I love them all and thank God every day for Monica Caison, and that this is what she decided to do with her life. Thank you for helping us, for helping so many of the missing, Monica. The lives you've touched, you've made so much better, and like the day we learned of our missing loved one, will never be the same.
Although my time with CUE has been very short, I assure all who read this article, Monica Caison has one huge desire to find all missing persons. She is an advocate, a leader, a wealth of experience, a friend, a Woman, a Mother and a Grandmother. In my life of many years and diverse situations, I have never encountered anyone as compelling and caring. C.U.E. has brought forth the best in humanity from so many volunteers, who desire simply, to help others. No fame, no glory, no heroes, just real people with an inner passion to be of some form of assistance to another.
October 13, 2012 the bottom fell out of our world when our 18 year old son went missing. By the grace of God one of the CUE volunteers is a teacher at our son's school. She called me immediately and gave me the information on how to reach Monica. To be honest with you I remember very little of that initial conversation. CUE was actually on the ground searching before I even knew they were there. By the second day of being at command central, it became obvious to our family why Monica runs her organization with military expertise. She has to be tough because people's lives depend on her and her organization, yet when I was scared, at my most vulnerable and in a downward spiral, Monica was compassionate with me and brought me back to my senses.
On day 15 (missing) we got the call saying the accident scene had been located. While sitting on the side of the road with CUE while the officers on site tried to locate the car, an officer approached Monica and said "We never would have looked there, we never would have found them"
I have so much respect for that officer, and I tell any officer I can the story. Law enforcement has so much on their plate, they are stretched so thin and their resources are limited. It is refreshing to know that law enforcement is able to acknowledge that they can use help.
The Florida crew that was searching that day was on day 7 and scheduled to head home. They would not leave the area until they had completed the areas they wanted to cover. Then when the accident was discovered they stayed by our side offering comfort and support.
Many CUE members attended the funeral services for our son and continue to offer support and encouragement. We owe them, as well as many friends, family and strangers a great deal. I only hope we can do our son justice by paying the kindness forward.
Monica Caison and the whole Cue family is awesome. They are support for the family of missing loved ones and the families of those recovered. They encourage you to never give up and to keep on keeping on. They understand the feeling you are experiencing. When my Kelly went missing Monica returned my call within an hour. It was late at night but she called me and we entered my Kelly Jon Armstrong with her organization. I went to the Conference this year for the first time and it was the most spectacular event I have ever witnessed. When I have questions I can text Monica and she always answers me. She and the CUE family are always there anytime you need them and believe me I have needed the encouragment they give me. I can never express what it means to me to have someone understand my pain and my desperation as Cue has. They are uplifting and compassionate and I couldn't have gotten through some hard times without Monica and Dawn Saffell's help. My Kelly is still missing but as Monica has taught me, never give up. there is always hope. This organization needs national honors!!!!
I first became involved with CUE Center in August 2010 when my son went missing and we were in desperate search of resources to aid us in finding him. From my first call to CUE Center, when Monica told me they would help, the compassion, empathy, and professionalism has amazed me.
In the three years since my son's death I have now became involved with the organization as a volunteer and still am amazed by the level of professionalism, compassion, and empathy. CUE Center sticks true to their mission of aiding in the search of the missing.
I was blessed back in 2006 to become acquainted with Monica Caison and the CUE Center. I have been active in Search and Rescue since 2001 and worked with many organizations over the years, but never with one that had the magnitude as CUE. In 2006 I received a call to respond to South Carolina to help with a Search. I had no idea that it was going to be such a life changing experience.
I arrived at the scene and was immediately taken aback. The professionalism, dedication, organization, and shear compassion of Monica and the volunteers there was just amazing. This day changed my life. I continue to work with CUE and am so very proud to be a volunteer with such an amazing organization. There is such an epidemic of missing persons which many do not understand or recognize. The CUE Organization strives to bring awareness, hope and resolution for this epidemic. A quote that I see a lot comes to mind..... "when the world says give up, Hope whispers, try one more time". CUE will continue to try as many times as needed. Awesome group of people whom I have great respect for.
My life has been touched on several levels by missing persons. None more so than the Mickey zshunick case in Lafayette, La. Following closely is the Holly Bobo case and Lauren Speier case. Monica Caison and her team are the most passionate victim advocates I have ever been around. They provided mounted, k-9 , sonar, foot and water search capabilities. They never, ever give up. I am really humbled to to know and volunteer for C.U. E. they are life saving and changing.
I found out about Cue Center for Missing Persons when I went online to create a face book page specifically to get more assistance on Missing Person, Kathy LaMadrid's case. She has been missing from Fort Bragg, Ca since Dec. 17, 2004. I have literally exhausted about every possiblity and every ave. in searching for Kathy LaMadrid . I learned that in Sept. 2012 Monica Caison was coming out to the West Coast to do her" Road to Remember Tour" thru the states of Washington, California and Oregon. I called her at that point and asked if it was too late to get Kathy LaMadrid included in the tour. She said of course it would be fine. We got to host the Mendocino, Ca stop along with David Neily's family and also got to spot light her case again on the steps of the Capital in Sacramento, Ca where Kathy grew up. I can not tell you how much it meant that when she was out here...I asked her if she would come back out to do a search with Cadaver dogs for Kathy. She said she would. We are currently working on getting a search together for Kathy . Finding Cue Center for Missing Persons is a true blessing. Knowing of all the" finds" Monica has had over the years that I have known of her is so amazing. It brings tears to my eyes knowing that we have such a caring non profit coming for us all the way across the U.S. to do a search for Kathy. Just knowing though that Monica and Cue Center are standing by us , gives us renewed hope that we will find & bring Kathy home.
Along the years I have known of Cue Center and Monica Caison, I have pointed families in the direction of her Org. and I have told them her non profit assists families of the missing in hopes of bringing their Missing Loved One home. One in particular that I told a family about was Gail Nowaki Palmgren's family. She had been missing approx. 6 months , but in Dec. 2011 Monica personally found and brought Gail home, giving her family closure and a possiblity to start their healing process.
In Feb. 2013 , I became a volunteer for Cue Center for Missing Persons as a California State Director. I am very proud to be a part of such a wonderful non profit that is heaven sent and that assists any Missing Persons family that asks & doesn't charge. I look forward to assisting Cue Center in accomplishing their goals in continueing to bring the missing home . Monica Caison and Cue Center for Missing Persons are priceless to a family that has no where else to turn.
With Sincere Gratitude,
Search & Rescue
"So Others May Live"
In a small town of WV,in 2002, a missing teenager Samantha Burns, was abducted by prison escapees.Still missing yet CUE Center have not given up the search.Tips have placed them in rugged WV terrain.Their dogs, along with volunteers,help to search in a way no one else could."Their dogs don't lie",a quote so well deserved because of so many false hopes.When searching for the missing. Rumors,stories,and so many I think they are here or could be there.It takes a special group to console the family of the missing.
What can I do?Pray was the answer in return.
This child was an athlete.A granddaughter to two preachers.A loving family.
The escapees are in jail.Death row from a murder of another,Alice Donavan.CUE Center was there to find that missing womans remains.
Not yet put to death that they might know where to find the missing teenager remains.
There was a place on the last search with Monica Caison and a CUE Center group.Where a lot of work and effort went forth from neighbors and family.A truely well organized volunteer group.And yes,those dogs are a special breed,they also cope with the job put forth.
Thanks for all you do,
The Cue Center for the Missing is an outstanding awesome organization that is run totally by Volunteers. There are hundreds of people through out the United States that offer their expertise, their years of training to help Cue find Missing people. Volunteers in this field of work spend thousands of dollars over the years to do this kind of Volunteering. To have an organization so organized, focused & driven with passion makes all of us want to help even more. Monica is very passionate about her work and helping those family members that have no direction until they meet her. Nobody receives a pay check while working searches everything from bringing in help from others states to serving lunch is donated.
You will never find anyone more dedicated to a cause than Monica Caison. She has the knowledge, connections and tenacity to make 'the impossible' happen. She works tirelessly day in and day out for all the families she supports.
I have been fortunate enough to volunteer with CUE over the last year and have nothing but praise for this organization. Specifically I have worked with Oregon State Coordinator, Michelle Mounts. Her representation of the organization is highly professional and well detailed.
We have been able to assist in bringing home a local medically endangered teen to her family. This was the most exciting and emotional case that I have worked on. You can not imagine the joy felt by all involved when we secured a safe return.
I encourage all to familiarize yourself with CUE's efforts and help as you can. You will be well rewarded with accomplishment and gratitude from the families you assist.
I first got involved with the CUE in 2006, when Monica added my sister to her "ON THE ROAD TO REMEMBER" Tour. My sister Dori was abducted on January 11, 2006, and is still missing, I was living a life of "Time marches on, yet it stands so still". Reliving the day Dori disappeared, over and over, not knowing what to do to keep her name in the press and make her important to anyone that would listen.
It wasn't until a few years later that I volunteered to do some graphic work for the CUE, that I started to learn so many things about how to keep Dori;s case fresh in the minds of the community and in the news. It was eye opening and life changing knowing that I wasn't alone.
Seeing the never ending perserverance and dedication that Monica and everyone involved with the CUE put into finding Resolution for the families of the missing is a very humbling experience, I call Monica the "ERIN BROCKOVICH" of missing persons, because she knows each and everyone of her Missing, and with her straight forward, no-nonsense attitude, guides each and everyone of the families, she is rock solid and believes in what she does.
I am so fortunate to be involved the the best organization I have ever volunteered for, albeit under the worst of circumstances. The CUECENTER for Missing Persons is family to me. I have met the greatest people and will continue volunteering as long as they will have me.
From Newbies, to Long term, we are all in it together searching for the answers we all deserve, and knowing that we have Monica fighting for us, fighting to find our Missing loved ones and doing everything in her power to give us hope, makes me want to do more too.
I have been involved with The Community United Effort (CUE) for Missing Persons since May 2009 when I was a member of a Mounted SAR unit in my area. I made the decision to volunteer strictly for CUE in November of that same year. Monica Caison took the time to take me under her wing immediately and from there her passion was infectious. My husband and I became Board Members in 2010 and have not looked back. CUE holds its National Missing Persons Conference in March of every year and having just come away from this 4 day event, you are always changed for the better. Monica puts together a fantastic program that some how makes you more motivated than you were the year past.
The CUE Center for Missing Persons is the best organization from our Mission Statement to all of the individuals that make it a life experience for so many. Thank you Monica and CUE for showing me that putting others before ourselves is the best reward we can be given.
Cyndi Graham, PGA
CUE Center Board Member
CUE Center Volunteer Searcher
My name is Cynthia Evans Graham. I came to know the Community United Effort Center for Missing Persons in May 2009 when I became involved with a mounted equine SAR unit that had been called out for the Brittanee Drexel Case in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. By November of 2009, I had contacted Ms. Caison and expressed my interest in volunteering solely for The CUE Center. She immediately accepted my offer and put me to work. My interest and passion were fueled by her infectious passion for the families and the victims, her endless dedication to getting the search done and finding a resolution for the families left behind. Her days are consumed by her tireless efforts that leaves little time to even eat and sleep. My husband and I are now Board Members for CUE and continue to be volunteer searchers in whatever capacity we are needed. I think it may be safe to say that we would follow her to the edge and jump. That is how much we believe in Monica Caison and CUE.
I have just started volunteering for CUE in 2013. I attended the conference that they held in March in NC and it was very good. I have yet to work for the organization yet, but the testimony's from the families at the conference were very moving and nothing but praised the organization. The members that volunteer are very good at their jobs and give, unselfishly, to help find missing people. I hope that I too can contribute something worthwhile to this organization.
I have had the unique pleasure to work with Monica Caison and her staff from a mounted and ground perspective on several searches. The Cue center is composed of a unique cadre of Quintessential Professionals who are the real "All American Volunteers". Driven to assist families in need searching for their lost and missing loved ones, Cue Center members are driven individuals to continuously train and become experts in their speciality. With constant training and searching, these unique skill sets in mounted, K9, ground, ATV, Air, Water, etc.. provide incredible search resources for multiple communities throughout the United States. I am honored to be a new member of the Cue center team!
I have been a volunteer member of the The Cue Center For Missing Persons for 2 1/2 years now. It seems like yesterday when I found the CUE website in search of resources to assist a community nearby that I was living in. Sure enough, Monica Caison, picked up the phone immediately as she was on a search in Florida at the time and directed me to what the family needed to do in order to register their missing loved one in accordance to the organizations guidelines as well as offer helpful advice. It was not long after that I continued to inquire about becoming a volunteer with the CUE Center as my background and passion in Criminal Justice went hand in hand in the work CUE performs daily for the families of the missing, I filled out the application online. What I found out and felt quickly at the onset is that Monica, the cue volunteers, as well as the families of the missing were in itself, one gigantic "family" of natures own making. Formed by pain, suffering, grief, desperation... Bound by the common-morality of having a missing loved one and within some of those; the desire to help make difference in the future in the lives of other families suffering through the nightmare of having a missing loved one.
I never could have imagined meeting a more dedicated, compassionate, empathetic, hardworking, passionate person than Monica Caison; she is not only these things, she is a driving force to be reckoned with a tenacious toughness that she encompasses in her efforts to climb the mountains in finding resolutions for her families; never to give up. Monica has been a role model and teacher to me and so many others in many forms. Monica is selfless when it comes to the cause and the mission it serves, she shares in her abilities & knowledge by educating the CUE volunteers, the families, communities, & even at times law enforcement. There are many veteran volunteers at CUE whom I could say many similar things about and this is what makes this organization so special and unique in genuineness.
Working with the CUE family daily not only has allowed me to participate in the efforts of CUE from advocating, ground searches, community awareness campaigns, etc.. on behalf the families of missing. It has educated me in multitudes in what all is entailed for CUE to operate it's mission.
Not only do I feel blessed to be a volunteer with CUE but I am also a donor to the organization. I don't typically share this information publicly but I hope in sharing my perspective as a volunteer who is also donor that is able to see the REAL difference made day to day with donated funds, it would inspire others to get involved. CUE provides all their resources for FREE to the families of the missing and to law enforcement. When you hear the old saying "no strings attached" or "it's to good to be true".... literally, there are NO strings attached and it IS GOOD while being TRUE! The CUE Center relies on donations in order to operate. HUGE efforts are made to get the essentials donated and to keep any costs down/minimal in the forms of ground search efforts in hotel rooms, meals, travel expenses etc.. for searchers, printing materials, billboards, and the list goes on and on!! At the end of the day there are still costs to the organization in the ability to provide these resources needed to operate. The CUE Center's network of resources across the country is huge. There have been many times I have witnessed Monica bringing in a special resources clear across the country in order to aid a particular search. Many of these resources themselves are other non-for-profits who donate their time and capabilities but require travel costs in order to get there. This is just one small example of many, in which the CUE Center incurs a cost to aid a search. I can also share that these resources have proven instrumental in actual recoveries made just in the short time I have been around.
Last, I want to share how much I admire the strict ethical standards the CUE Center implements when it comes to fundraising in which they never raise money as an organization by way of using a missing persons name as a tool. I found this to be so admirable in light of all that goes on in the world of missing persons that many are unaware. With that being said I would like to also add there are many families who on their own accordance and desire have done their own fundraisers in support of the CUE Center and the mission as well as become volunteers and advocates for the missing themselves. I find these efforts amazing as many of these families in their grief have been selfless enough to in helping others of the same. It is not uncommon to show up on a search and find family members of a missing person there to support the family of the loved one being searched for. The difference the CUE Center makes in the lives of so many is a true blessing.
My family is so very grateful for the time and commitment by Ms. Caison and everyone in CUE. Through CUE we were able to find my youngest brother this year. He was slowly, in our opinion, killing himself living on his own. We rescued him and brougth him here to stay with us, and he has made a remarkable recovery! Thank you.
I have been a part of CUE for about a year now, and whole heartily believe in what we do. Monica Caison is a very good person and has grown her vision and all of the volunteers give so freely. It is the best organization I have ever volunteered with. I will continue to support them as long as I can!
This organization was founded by my Mother, Monica Caison. I have seen first hand how she touches people's lives everywhere she goes. She does not think herself a hero, or truly important in this world... all the great people never do. I can never explain how proud I am of not only her but of all the people who took a chance on her. I have seen C.U.E. grow from a filing cabinet and outdated computer in the back of our little trailer and into a small army of people who wish for one thing: to do good. God bless you Mom, and God bless all the volunteers standing right there with her.
Whenever I receive a call about a missing person, I advise the caller to register with CUE immediately. Monica Caison and the CUE crew are extraordinary. They put all else on the backburner to find the missing person, while assisting the family or loved ones to focus on important details and move through the intense emotional time with care and vigor. They are the experts. They have the resources and referrals; and they work with agencies, organizations and individuals as required for the search. They tender the families, friends and others of the missing person throughout the process of the search, and tender them on finding the loved one. It works. We are fortunate that CUE Center and Monica and her Crew exist. No other organization like CUE exists.
Monica Caison and CUE have been a blessing to our family. She helped us find our brother/son who was missing in another state. She suggested that we miss a Missing Person's report in Wilmington, NC since we found out he was there for a brief time. Because of Monica's knowledge and experience, we got connected to the right people and finally found our loved one. Monica and CUE helped save our loved one's life. We will forever be grateful to her! God Bless you for the amazing work you do to help families in a time that is like a living nightmare.
I have seen CUE Center in action, working tirelessly to find a missing person. The expertise, caring and professional attributes this group has is incredible.
Community United Effort (CUE) was true to its name when a community of searchers from New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida recently came together to support my family in the recovery effort of William I Pound Jr. who had been missing for two years. Each volunteer associated with CUE came along side us and met us where we were. The campaign was successful - the discovery and positive identification of remains will help bring closure to this part of our family story. I was truly blessed to get to know some of the many volunteers participating. Each volunteer has a unique story and most have experienced the pain of having had a missing loved one and many still are living life with the uncertainty of not knowing where their loved one is. Not willing to be held captive by their circumstances or live a passive life in seclusion they have chosen to be an active participant in the "Community"; serving other families in need while continuing their search. I look forward to discovering my role in this Community United Effort.
Monica Caison & the CUE center is seriously a gift from God. This organization has changed the lives of so many. The resources and support they provide is absolutely phenomenal. All of the hard work and long hours put toward helping families find their loved ones who are missing never go unnoticed. They are able to give these families a glimmer of hope, and bring them one step closer to finding the truth and a resolution to the questions they've had for so long. It's so refreshing to know that someone out there is never going to give up hope and will never stop looking until they're found. I don't have any personal experience when it comes to knowing someone who is missing. However, I see the pain it can cause and the hardship it puts on a family, and Monica does her best to relieve that pain they're experiencing. The CUE center handles so many cases, but yet she is able to help every family on a one to one basis. Each case she is handed, she makes it personal. The person she's searching for and the loved ones they've left behind with all these questions automatically become family to her. I don't even know how she is able to keep up with everything she has on her plate, but she always manages to do it, and she does it well. If it weren't for the CUE center and all of the hard work, many families would still have unanswered questions and no amount of closure. I'm thankful that these families have found an organization that will never stop until answers are given! Keep up the great work.
I became involved with CUE almost 3 years ago when participating in a Search and Rescue with them. I was impressed at how Monica Caison ran her organization. People from all walks of life coming in as ground teams, horse teams, atvs and dog handlers. It was simply amazing! I knew that I had to become more deeply involved with this organization. As I watch it grow and help hundreds of families nationwide, I am proud of what CUE does and how it impacts these families in a positive manner. If a family has a missing loved one, CUE is the only organization I would tell them to contact. Rick Paxton
I first got involved with Monica Caison when my Sister in law disappeared in July 5, 2010. This lady and all the lovely volunteers came to Mineral Wells, Tx to help search for Shonda in Feb 2011. There was about 200 to 250 volunteers from all over TX, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Tennesse and numerous other states, from 4-wheelers, Horses, K-9 and on foot. Know I am a State Coordinator for the State of Texas. I am honored to represent this foundation.. THank you Monica.
When my friend, Kelly Rothwell, went missing on March 12, 2011, I was more than just devastated. In the days that followed, I knew that law enforcement wasn't going to be able to bring my friend back home. I was fortunate enough to learn of CUE through a reporter of all things. Monica Caison was in the field on a search when she personally took my call. She didn't hesitate in her response, "I can help." This was about 2 weeks after Kelly went missing. I had literally no hope when I made that phone call, but and hour later, after talking with Monica, I felt cared about, I felt that finally someone listened, someone knows what to do because I surely didn't, and the most reassuring thing was that I didn't feel so alone. All volunteers, all of the time, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day - there really aren't words to fully describe this gift of Monica Caison and her CUE Center for Missing Persons.
Monica Casion is a amazing lady. Her number one goal is to be there for each family she serves. She goes over and beyond to ensure the needs of families are being net and she will never give up on any missing person. CUE as an organization works numerous hours everyday and all hours of the night to get any job or task complete. Everyone including Monica are volunteers but everyone treats each case and event as their job!