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Causes: Human Services

Mission: LostNMissing, Inc. is a state and federally recognized 501c(3) Non-Profit charitable organization to assist law enforcement and the families of missing. We strive to help prevent loved ones from going missing and to bring awareness of those who are, by providing support to families while educating others. We work with various law enforcement agencies across the country, on behalf of families of missing, and help to bring awareness via community workshops, media, internet and social networking for missing loved ones.  We never charge a fee for our services.

Results: Helped over 895 families since 2009.

Target demographics: Missing Children, teens, adults and Silver Alerts for elderly missing and those with cognitive disabilities.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 331 cases of missing loved ones in which 87 were resolved.

Geographic areas served: United States

Programs: www.dontleavefriends.com 2013-2015 Campaign for college students on awareness and the importance to always have a buddy system, especially if frequenting an establishment that serves alcohol or in any after school group settings.

Community Stories

118 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Ed__41

Client Served

Rating: 5

From the first time Our family contacted Cynthia from lostnmissing she has been a great comfort to our family, no matter what time of day she was always there for us. Our search for our son came to a tragic end and I don't know how we could have held up if not for the help of lostnmissing.They made missing person flyers and helped our family get billboards(at no cost to our family)thru out the Boston area. Lostnmissing did not stop when Dennis was found they have continued to be a source of strength to our family thru these very difficult days.Our family do not have enough words to express how much we have been comforted and helped by Cynthia and all the staff at lostnmissing.With our thanksEd bushard

Client Served

Rating: 5

The team at Lostnmissing are very compassionate and knowledgeable. My mother went missing for the worst 12 hours of our lives! With guidance from Lostnmissing we were able to get the word out with their posters and her car was found fast! That gave us the general area to search and she was found safe, cold and hungry, but safe! Thank you for your amazing work and guidance!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great resource during a very frightening and challenging ordeal

Carrie M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Cynthia Caron is simply amazing she helped us find a missing relative recently without her help getting posters printed and those posters help us to find her safe and sound she also helped me with registering my son with proper channels and getting posters out as well unfortunately we have not found him yet but I would have been lost without her help

Client Served

Rating: 5

When my granddaughter went missing on Feb 25, 2016, someone put me in contact with Cynthia of Lost n Missing. She was so supportive. She asked a lot of questions. She told us who who we needed to contact and she talked with others. She made posters and graphics. Through this time she regularly checks in with us, the support is amazing. As we have received leads, which have gone nowhere Cynthia help to follow up and helps us get over that. She has dealt with the troublemakers. I don't know how we would be able to have gotten through all of this time if not for her guidance, direction and support. We hope and pray to find my granddaughter and I'm grateful to have someone we can trust and rely on.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son became involved with drugs when he was eleven years old. He birth family had a history of addiction for at least the past two generations. A series of heartbreaking factors led to a perfect storm. He became an addict almost as soon as he was introduced to methamphetamines. He became involved with the juvenile law system within two months of his first use. I was very naïve. I didn't understand the amount of pain, confusion, and darkness that happens in a family when your child is an addict. With each arrest, my son became more and more empowered in his lifestyle. I felt all alone. There was nobody for me to turn to. Someone finally invited me to join TAPU online, and from there, I was introduced to LostNissing, Inc. From the first five seconds on the phone with them, I felt like my son mattered, my other two young children mattered, and I mattered. No one judged or blamed us. They had resources that I didn't have. They were able to give me other sites and phone numbers to follow through on. They distributed posters. Just as important, they took all of my information for a database that might help save other children from pushers and sex traffickers some day. I never felt alone when they were working with me. The family is just as important as the missing with these guys. It is impossible to put a price tag on what they give to families during those moments of need. I wish that I would have found them sooner.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are awesome have helped me in so many ways thank you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Very helpful and always responsive with any questions and concerns. Highly recommended.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Lost and missing was in contact with me within hours on the day that i registered. The work that they do is amazing! So many people would be "lost" without them!

1 Amy_303

Client Served

Rating: 5

I wish there was not a need for what Cynthia does, but, unfortunately there is. The moment Cynthia found out about my son, she was on it. I had tremendous support through the worst time of my life and I will be forever grateful and humbled.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My son was missing. Lostnmissing created flyers and Facebook page that helped get it to the public. because of their help my son has been located. Thank you Lostnmissing

1 Barb42

Client Served

Rating: 5

Cynthia was wonderful in setting up the page for my missing boyfriend and giving me resources and also turning the page to a memorial page once he was not found alive 7 weeks after.

2 Sherly J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so glad that i found Lost N missing group. When my son Reny Jose went missing they posted a video about my son that made me cry. The pictures,posters and face book messages anything i asked they will post for me. They are my close family that I can count on when I need.I got a lot of support from them.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My mother disappeared in 2005. Lost and missing helped me create pages and flyers that have gone cross country. They are angels!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing support and compassion for the missing and their loved ones. I pray that you never have a loved one go missing, but if you do, I pray that the resources of LostNMissing be available for you. From creating FB pages to identifying resources for billboards, this organization made me feel as if I was the only client served and all along held my heart with genuine concern and empathy. Even after my son's remains were recovered, they checked in to see how I was doing. You have no idea how simple kindness can help a grieving heart. Thank you LostNMissing: you provided resources, hope and kindness in my darkest hour.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

When we alerted the news about my sister's disappearance, Cynthia from LostNMissing contacted me right away. They had created missing posters, and contacted me to ask if we would like the story published the story on their site. Cynthia collected the information needed to give a complete and accurate description and everyone from the organization were very compassionate, caring and helpful. They were prepared to do whatever it took to make sure the story was out there. The organization had many contacts available for us for news organizations and offered to help set up interviews. Cynthia offered a ton of great advice from searching to making public statements. She helped provide tips and potential leads to the police and was constantly searching for information leading to the recovery of my sister. The staff at LostNMissing created a facebook page to spread awareness and were vigilant in monitoring it for any leads. I can't thank them enough for their help, prayers, compassion and care. This is a truly wonderful group of people! Drew Bradshaw

1

Client Served

Rating: 4

This is a very important organization with an excellent team who cares about the missing and reacts promptly. We need more people like them in the world. I contacted the Sacramento Police and told them about my missing brother but they didn't do anything at all. They didn't at least follow their procedures of listing him as a missing person who is mentally disable and unable to feed himself with no where to sleep. lostnmissing got on the task and thanks to the team, we have found my brother. Thanks again Cynthia and April!

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can say the LostNMissing is an organization that helped us above and beyond. They are by far the most organized, detail oriented, and steadfast non profit that I had the pleasure of getting involved with. They just took the bull by the horns and did what needed to be done and for nothing in return. I cannot express how grateful we are that when the media, law enforcement and people let you down a total stranger walks in to lift your faith in humanity. At our lowest point in our lives Cynthia Caron came into it and gave us hope and showed us compassion in our situation. I would highly recommend their site to anyone that is in dire need of help.

2 Kathi13

Client Served

Rating: 5

The people at LostNMissing, Inc are incredibly kind and helpful. When my nephew was missing, they made a poster that i could share on facebook, helped me through the registration and then created a facebook page dedicated to finding him. They also shared the poster and page and began registering him as missing on NamUs and other reputable sited dedicated to finding missing persons. As I was sharing the facebook page, and saw my friends liking and sharing both the page and poster, I received a message that my nephew had made contact with a friend... a few hours later I spoke to him and found him to be safe and sound.

All the lovely people who work for LostNMissing were wonderfully communicative and emotionally supportive throughout.

Thank-you, with all my heart!!!
Kathi

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dear Friends of the Lost and Missing Organization,


There are no words to express my family’s gratitude for the guidance and support you gave us throughout

a very painful time. Without the support of the Lost and Missing, we could not have accomplished what

we did in such a short amount of time while trying to find Vicente.

Everything you did for us is deeply appreciated. The postings to the Facebook page dedicated to Vicente,

including the beautiful video, raised awareness, were extremely informative to all viewers, and kept his

spirit alive. You did an outstanding job in your communications and in giving us strength during this

difficult time.


We cannot praise enough the Lost and Missing organization and the wonderful people I met who

are dedicating their time and resources to help families such as mine in desperate and heartbreaking

situations. Your organization brought immeasurable comfort and strength to my family.

This sad experience has raised our awareness of this organization and its miraculous power to help

families such as ours survive an unfortunate crisis. The goodness and generosity of the folks from Lost

and Missing who worked with us has brought us much peace and comfort and will remain in our hearts

forever. Thank you for holding us together.


With heartfelt gratitude,

The Mundo Family