ITAKA FOUNDATION CENTRE FOR MISSING PEOPLE
ITAKA Foundation – Center for Missing People was established in 1999. It is the only non-governmental organisation in Poland which deals comprehensively with the issues of missing people. Foundation looks for missing people and supports their families. ITAKA Foundation initiates and conducts searching procedures. Our specialists (psychologists, lawyers, social workers and mediators) give support over the phone and in face to face meetings. Our help is available 24 hours a day, 7 day a week and is free. ITAKA never judges people by their attitudes, behaviors and choices. We always try to broaden our knowledge and expertise so our help will relieve people’s suffering and result in finding the missing person. ITAKA Foundation is the founder of the Missing Persons International Network.
Contact person: Anna Krzos
MISSING PERSONS' FAMILIES SUPPORT CENTRE (MPFSC)
Organisation was established in 1996. MPFSC combats trafficking in human beings and provides support for relatives of missing persons. The main activities and areas of expertise: education and prevention, imposing law regulations, development of law base, lobbying national institutions, reintegration of victims of human trafficking and forced prostitution.
Contact person: Natalja Kurcinskaja
Organisation was established in 1986. Missing People offers a lifeline for the 250,00 people who run away and go missing each year. For those left behind we search and provide specialist support. Organisation runs 24 hour reactive Helpline for vulnerable adults, children and young people and the loved ones of missing people. The main areas of activity: case publicity, family support, lost contact tracing, campaigning and research. In 2010/11 the organisation publicised 436 missing people at the request of the police and supported 1456 families of missing people. Missing People doesn’t directly report missing cases to the police but supports families in doing so.
Contact person: Paul Joseph
Organisation was established in 2011. The main objective of persone-scomparse.it is to cooperate with associations, companies, citizens and police forces to publicise cases of missing people. Organization is a integral part of H.B.D.D. – Human Blood Detection Dog.
Contact person: Sir Vincenzo Scavongelli
THE NETHERLANDS RED CROSS MISSING PERSON HELPLINE
The Netherlands Red Cross - Missing People Helpline
Organisation was established in 2001. The Missing Persons Helpline is part of The Netherlands Red Cross, humanitarian organisation which is formally an association. MPH cooperates with the National Missing Persons Bureau of the Dutch National Police and with the Dutch regional police. The mission of the MPH is to offer support when person (adult or minor) goes missing by providing information, advice, psychological support to relatives/friends of missing persons and missing persons themselves. Missing Person Helpline acts as a bridge between relatives of missing persons and the institutions they have to deal with (Police, media, ministries etc.) and brings relatives in contact with each other by organising events and meetings every year.
Contact person: Karen Berger
Organisation was established in 2010. Since 2007 organisation has been acting only as information network. In 2010 was legally registered as an association. The main objectives of the asssociation are: publicising information on missing people nationally and internationally, supporting families in dealing with courts, local authorities and politicians. Association organizes social campaigns in Internet.
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Organisation was established in 2006. The main activities of the organisation are gathering, publishing and publicising information about missing peoplein Switzerland and analysing all aspects of these tragic acts. Swiss Missing has a dog unit which specialises in looking for missing people.
Contact person: Ivan Schmidt
Organisation was established in 1999. The main goals are to give moral support to families of missing people and publicise and spread information about missing persons.
Contact person: Jean-Yves Bonnissant
NADIA CENTRE FOUNDATION
Psycho-social Centre, established in 1998 as an NGO and as a result of the successful implementation of the programme providing support for women victims of psychisical, sexual and psychological violence, in the framework of Bułgarian Women’s Union. Actually, Nadja Centre was established in 1995 in order to respond to the increasing violence against women and children and the lack of proper help for victims of violence with financial support by Novib, the Netherlands.
Since its beginning the centre provides telephone consultations and information, psychological, medical and social consultation as well as legal advising, psychotherapy and referrals.
Center mission is directed basically to supporting people, including children , in need help themselves by consultative, therapeutic and preventive programmes. A multidisciplinary team is working on projects for direct care for victims of physical, sexual and emotional violence as well as public awareness raising and sensitization on the issuses of gender equality , aggression, violence, child abuse, missing children, and trafficking in persons.
Contact person: Rossanka Venelinova
MISSING IN IRELAND SUPPORT SERVICE
Missing in Ireland Support Service has been in operation since 2003, is providing an information and support service for families and friends of Missing Persons. In 2008 organization established Missing Persons Helpline. The main activities of the Missing in Ireland Support Service are provision of information and advice, supportive listening and Counselling, Missing Persons Helpline, promoting public awareness of Missing Persons, liaising and co-operating with other voluntuary and State groups involved in the general area of Missing Persons.
Contact person: Dermot Browne
Omnibus is a Scientific NGO dedicated to examining the social phenomenon of missing persons - children & teenagers, adults & seniors - while aiming at providing psychosocial relief and legal support to those who are left behind. Thanks to our volunteers (social workers, psychologists, lawyers) we also provide psychosocial relief and legal support to those who are left behind. Via Omnibus Alert, we pay extra attention in cases of missing adults 18-60 years old, filling the institutional and humanitarian gap between Amber Alert Hellas (lost children) and Silver Alert Hellas (lost seniors).
Contact person: Konstantinos Tagkoulis - Chairman of the NGO Omnibus
FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF MISSING PERSONS UNIT VICTIMS SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Families and Friends of Missing Persons Unit (FFMPU) was established in 1999. FFMPU is the only agency of its kind in Australia providing specialist support for family members and friends when a loved one is missing in Australia or overseas, funded by government. The unit offers practical information and support, counselling, group support, interagency liaison and awareness raising across the community.
FFMPU is not a search agency but has a close connection with government (State and Federal Police) and non-government search agencies in Australia.
Contact person: Elizabeth Davies - Coordinator