A Child Is Missing

Dedicated to the search and early recovery of missing children and elderly.



We assist law enforcement in the early search and recovery children (Autistic/Down syndrome), the elderly (often with Alzheimer’s), disabled and college students.



 To serve as educators and as resources for children facing the potential dangers of bullying, peer pressure, predators, and the internet.  We believe children have the right to a safe and bully-free educational environment. We provide them with that environment and give them the real-life guidance they need to navigate their own success. 

Since 1997, our alert program has been assisting law enforcement nationwide in saving the lives of children and the elderly. We have assisted in over 65,000 cases and sent out over 80 million alert calls.

Missing Alerts

We send out alerts to the surrounding areas where children or elderly are last seen before they're reported as missing. 

Child Safety Educational Program

Our trainers visits summer camps and educate children about communication, bullying, and safety. 

Programs for High Risk Youth

We educate high risk youth on how to stay safe and effectively communicate, instead of turning to violence. 

Sexual Predator Education Program

This course provides preventative information and informs parents how to be proactive when the worst happens. 

Creative adaptability is the key to successful programs.
— Sherry friedlander | Founder



This program started on a wing and a prayer to help find missing children. 

For over 3 years, our founder Sherry trudged along and just made ends meet while keeping on task. The first funding came from the Florida Legislature. We were off and running!

Once state funding was secured, Sherry ventured to Washington, DC to look for federal funding. The late Congressman E. Clay Shaw requested and obtained funding for the expansion of A Child Is Missing.

Funding came from the US Government in the form of earmarks (which no longer exists). A Child Is Missing now relies on private funding, fundraisers, grants, states and law enforcement to provide funding.


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