Outpost for Hope exists to expand awareness about "missing, missing persons" and "the kids off the grid".  The mission was founded in 1999 by Libba Phillips, whose search for her sister Ashley  was the inspiration behind the movement.

We empower families searching for lost loved ones, and offer life-saving information to social service and law enforcement agencies via our Web site and training presentations.

Our Lost Among the Homeless Resource Guide helps families find the information and resources they need to navigate the system of searching for a "missing, missing" person and to learn to reconnect with and help a loved one who returns home.

Since 1999, Outpost for Hope has empowered families, law enforcement, forensic investigators, and others to search for unreported "missing, missing" persons around the country and sometimes beyond U.S. borders as the issues of homelessness, mental illness, drug addiction, and exploitation are universal.

Our research is based on over 20 years of experience and real case stories.  We believe there are more than 2 million people including children, teens and at risk persons who are unreported as missing. They are not featured on any "Have you seen me?" postcards or listed in any official law enforcement databases.



About Our Logo

Outpost for Hope was 1 of 10 nonprofits selected out of 80 applicants to win pro bono graphic design services from Barcellona, Inc through its annual CreateAThon event in 2004. Our logo design was derived from a Japanese character representing "truth." The Japanese character was chosen for its attributes: spirituality, strength and beauty. The colors and graphical elements of earth, sun, ocean and land support the spiritual concept of mind, body and soul. Together, these elements create the hope that our lost loved ones are out there waiting to be found. A subtle exclamation mark also reflects the organization's optimism, support and encouragement in its mission. Thank you Barcellona, Inc. for your time, talent and support to create this incredible logo and thank you Sacramento Bee for shining a bit of light on our 'win'!




"Thank you so much Outpost for Hope for providing me resources to help me find my son. From the bottom of my heart, I give thanks and wish all the other families good luck in finding their missing loved ones."