Human Services

Lostnmissing Inc

aka Lostnmissing, Inc.

Londonderry, NH

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 awareness, media, internet and social network groups of missing loved ones.  We never charge a fee for our services.

Notes from the Nonprofit

Rarely do you find an organization which is so committed to one mission, one purpose–and that is working hard and supporting families while working with law enforcement with helping to find missing loved ones. We work across the United States, 365 days a year. The entire team at LostNMissing are compassionate, devoted and dedicated. All are 100% volunteers including the Founder and Board Members.

We know there are so many nonprofits that many hold close to their hearts as they've experienced the causes they support...but we ask the public to please consider our work, as well. Many are not aware that over 2,000 go missing in the USA each and every day and for many different reasons and most are not due to "wanting to step away" from their present lives.

Finding the missing reaches into many of the same causes that many support. Homelessness is a very real problem and not only do we realize it , but many of our staff donate to numerous causes for the homeless. Did you know that a lot of those who are homeless are also possible missing loved ones? Causes such as mental illness, bipolar and schizophrenia are exhibited in many missing loved ones. Alzheimer's, Autism, cognitive disorders and stroke patients are known to wander and they too have gone missing and we work for their families to locate them as well as a strong educational program on safety. Their families are grieving and not even sure from moment to moment to know what they are grieving for...except that they need to find their missing loved one. Do they grieve for their passing? Do they grieve that they are not well and may need help? It's a difficult path when facing the unknown and those families depend on us for support, guidance and to find their missing. Please take a moment to view their world: http://youtu.be/Ah5u3HT2ndA

We hope those who happen upon our organization realize the work we do for our families of missing and will consider a donation. No amount is too small.

Some examples of where your monetary donations go:

Marketing and services for the families of missing loved ones.

Creating websites for missing loved ones.

Costs towards Fundraisers and Events to help bring awareness of missing loved ones.

Search and Rescue Expenses (we subcontract & pay expenses)

Support for family travel expenses should a loved one be located.

Vinyl Banners, missing posters & mini poster cards for missing loved ones.

Assistance towards investigative services for missing adults.

Educational Workshops

A minimal amount used towards:

Workshop Binders, printing, paper, pens, and handout materials.

As we grow, our goals are to be able to provide:

Provide Billboards for the families we represent should a loved one be missing for six-months, or longer.

Assistance towards Reward ($500) for families we represent should a loved one be missing longer than 3 months.

We thank you for your support. Our families thank you, as well.

Ruling Year

2009

President

Mary Vitt

Main Address

26 Noyes Rd % Cynthia L Caron

Londonderry, NH 03053 USA

Keywords

Missing, Lost, Wandering, LostNMissing, Missing Children, Missing Adults, Silver Alerts, Abducted, Kidnapped, Runaway,

EIN

27-0642181

 Number

4498266383

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Other Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness, and Relief N.E.C. (M99)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (I01)

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Child Safety - Internet / Texting

Missing Awareness Program

Friends Don't Leave Friends Alone

Assisting Families of Missing Loved Ones

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Implement and track: Goal...Campaign 2012 - 2015
"Friends Don't Leave Friends Alone"
Campaign Cause:
Bringing awareness to brilliant minds of college students on the importance to always have a buddy system in place at group outings. Unfortunately we have an increase of young college students, primarily men, who leave their groups at outings, that invariably almost always involve alcohol, and become a missing person. Most all located deceased. Most all due to death by drowning. Most all deaths could have been avoided had they not ventured away from their group alone.

1. Provide printed flyers to all LNM State ADM (Volunteers) along with website link for awareness to all 50 State Universities/Colleges on Facebook.
2. Raise funding for more printed flyers so that all dorms/Colleges/Universities and drinking establishments near colleges can have posters mounted by their exits as reminders.
3. Track Progress

We have the present capabilities through Social Networking as well as onsite invites at missing person events for various states to talk about our program. We've already captured the attention of the NY State DOJ who requested more information and we mailed posters which will go to a number of colleges and universities.
We have also presented flyers to various students who attend college at a number of locations in Rhode Island, NY, Boston and PA. Marketing and promoting is the major means to expand to all states and we will spearhead this goal through our State ADMs. (Volunteers)

Our indicators will be a compiled list of Colleges and Universities and the Rep who will have them placed. We do not, unfortunately, have any real data or means available to know just how many lives could be saved? We are compiling data of those we know could have been saved had they had a friend with them, but there is no real way to predict just how many lives this program could save...but one measurable means would be seeing a decrease in students who go missing and found deceased. We will compile as much data as possible over the period of Dec 2012 - Dec 2016. Our campaign was born in 2012 and we've just rolled it out April 2013.

Progress will be measured by how many colleges and universities will adopt our campaign and how many will have visible posters. Our goal will be measured by having all major Universities in all 50 states contacted.
Presently we are compiling the names of the colleges and universities that flyers will be hung in Boston, PA, RI, and NY. (Names to come.)

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes