Texas Center for the Missing (TCM) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Houston, Texas, dedicated to bringing hope and healing to the missing and their families through crisis intervention, prevention, and community education.

Founded in 2000, we seek to IMPACT the missing person’s issue through community education, PREPARE law enforcement and our community leaders to handle missing person’s cases, and RESPOND quickly and effectively to bring every missing person home.


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Our Programs

Texas Center for the Missing provides a range of education, safety, and emergency programs to the Houston-Galveston Region.

Our Story

Texas Center for the Missing was formed in March of 2000 after the disappearance of 17-year-old Gabriel Lester who was reported missing from his private high school.  Hear from Gabriel’s mother, the Founder of Texas Center for the Missing about why she saw the need for an organization like TCM.

Board & Staff

Texas Center for the Missing is supported and operated by numerous caring individuals who live and work within our community.


At Texas Center for the Missing, we take our financial management seriously.  Through a checks and balances system with our Board of Directors and Staff, we aim to use our current assets responsibly in order to guarantee the sustainability of the organization for years to come.

Anti-Discrimination Policy

Texas Center for the Missing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, nor age in the delivery of any services.

Our Partners

There are many organizations and companies who help make our work possible through strategic partnerships and shared resources.