Come Home Shelter Out Reach
Seeking the Missing Among the Homeless
Come Home is a unique national missing person’s locator program sponsored by Project Jason. Come Home posters are placed at homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and other locations where homeless persons gather. Project Jason has a growing database of these shelters and related organizations. Twice per month, a new poster is produced and this information relayed via email to Come Home participants nationwide.
There are an estimated 3.5 million people in the United States who experience homelessness each year. People may become homeless for varied reasons, which include mental illness, addictions, domestic abuse, poverty, trauma, and lack of affordable housing.
Project Jason’s mission statement includes creating and increasing public awareness of missing persons. With an estimated 850,000 new cases per year, it remains a challenge to find avenues to reach all facets of society in an effort to locate missing persons. It is not known how many of the homeless may be reported missing persons, but it is a certainty that many are.
In order to reach this segment of the population, the Come Home program was created. The bi-monthly Come Home poster will feature all of the necessary data and contact information about a selected missing person. It will also include a personal message to the missing person from their family. They simply want their loved one to Come Home.
For additional information about the program, call (402) 932 – 0095 or email us at ComeHome@projectjason.org.
Feel free to forward this webpage to any organization who interfaces with the homeless.
Come Home Campaign 19: Emilie Hoyt
* Missing persons selected for the Come Home program are verified as having been reported missing to a law enforcement agency. Permission is obtained from the family of the missing person to be placed on the program.
** The public is encouraged to assist us with the dissemination of Come Home posters, however, only organizations who work with the homeless will receive email notification of new campaigns. Campaigns are bi-monthly, and run from the 1st through the 15th, and from the 16th through the end of the month.
If any of the missing persons featured on the Come Home program are located, we will note that on the campaign section of this page.
Project Jason is an all-volunteer 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.
Click on the Missing person’s name to download the current poster. You can also search by Person’s Name or State missing from or sort the list by clicking on the column headers.
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The Come Home program was inspired by the stories of Timothy Young, and Lorne Boulet, JR.