Ali's Mom LOMO

Texas Center for the Missing was founded in 2000 by a mother who, following the traumatic search and loss of her son, saw the need for an organization that could walk with families and provide them the support they need to make it through each day.  We remain dedicated to our founding mission and strive to protect and serve the missing and their families through each step of the location and recovery process.   TCM staff provides support for 100+ missing cases annually to families and investigators.


Services for families in crisis include:

24/7 Crisis Case Management and Information and Referral

We provide general safety information, child ID kits, Crime Victims’ Compensation Advocacy, search-and-rescue resources, and law enforcement liaison services to searching families twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.  If you need help with a missing person case now, Get Help here.

Crime Victims’ Compensation Advocacy

We assist families in accessing the State of Texas Crime Victims’ Compensation Program, which is administered by the Office of the Attorney General, and is dedicated to ensuring that victims of violent crime are provided financial assistance for crime-related expenses that cannot be reimbursed by insurance or other sources.

Law Enforcement and Media Liaison Services

Our Law Enforcement and Media Liaison Services are available to families during the search process.  We can act as a knowledgeable, yet neutral, liaison between the law enforcement agency assigned the case, news and media outlets, and the searching family.

Missing Person Flyer Production and Distribution

We can assist families in producing missing person flyers in-house and distributing them to the local community.  We also offer a free online flyer generator, which allows you to create a flyer online and then share via social media outlets – Coming Soon!


Texas Center for the Missing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or age in the delivery of any services.