Outpost for Hope is shining the light on 'missing, missing' persons and unaccounted for 'kids off the grid', many who are lost on the streets as a result of untreated mental illness and/or co-occurring addiction problems. Outpost for Hope helps families in crisis, law enforcement agencies and others find the lost and connect them to the resources they need to ensure their safety.
According to the FBI there are approximately 85,459 Missing Persons reported in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database today. But this number does not include the estimated 1.5 million people in the shadow population of 'missing, missing' and 'kids off the grid' who are not listed in any official database but who are missing and/or otherwise unaccounted for.
Outpost for Hope has identified at least 11 consequences and outcomes for the shadow population of unaccounted for people including becoming a victim of human trafficking, exploitation, and harm. And we believe there could be more. We hope you'll join us and help create a movement for social justice.
"Missing and unidentified persons represent, in the most poignant sense, lost dreams and hopes. My intention is to bring resolution and justice to all missing and unidentified persons everywhere by elevating public awareness. The 'missing, missing' belong to all of us in the same sense that my sister Ashley belongs to me."
- Libba Phillips, excerpt from The Lost Highway Project (c) 2005