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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, as well as creating and distributing digital flyers via social media outlets.

Families of the Missing Support Group

Left-behind family members of the missing face a unique set of challenges as they continue the search for missing loved ones. The Families of the Missing Support Group offers connection, support, and understanding for those experiencing a missing persons case. It is a time for family members to talk, listen, and seek advice from others to ensure each person receives the support they need to make it through each day. To protect the privacy of family members, this is a closed group available only to those with a missing family member. Contact TCM’s Case Manager Melissa Rangel at 713.599.0235 or for information about the next meeting.


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.