Our Story - "Missing" "Taken" "Abduction" " Runaway"
Words that strike fear into parents. Words that send Nevada Child Seekers into action!
Over 8,000 children are reported missing each year in Nevada, and approximately 200 are considered endangered or abducted, according the the Nevada's Missing Children Clearinghouse. Nevada Child Seekers was created in 1985 in response to these alarming statistics to address the plight of missing children in our communities.
As we experience rapid growth in population, so does the need to provide additional help and support to families and law enforcement for the location and reunification of our missing children. Over the years services have expanded to include safety education programs, counseling referrals, support groups and active participation with the Nevada Amber Alert Committee.
We host hundreds of child safety assemblies a year from k-12 grade. Empowering our children with the tools and resources to protect themselves and each other.
WHAT OUR FRIENDS HAVE TO SAY
“Nevada Child Seekers provides on opportunity for everyone in the community to protect our children. Children are entitled to be safe from abduction and exploitation. As a community, we need to do every-thing within our power to make that a reality.”
-U.S Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto
“Nevada Child Seekers’ dedicated workers and volunteers have a proven track record of serving their community. They’ve helped thousands of Nevada families through crisis’, and by supporting and helping to keep those families intact, they’ve made our state stronger.”
-Former U.S. Senator Harry Reid
“This agency knows the value of collaboration and works tirelessly with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, local law enforcement agencies, the Nevada Amber Alert committee and the local F.B.I. Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce to assist with the safe return of our missing children.”
-Sheriff Joseph Lombardo,
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept.
"The partnership between the North Las Vegas Police Dept. and Nevada Child Seekers is very valuable. The help that your organization provides to families in crisis in priceless."
- Chief Pam Ojeda,
North Las Vegas Police Dept.
“Everyone was so kind and helpful. Without your flyers my daughter might still be gone or dead. She needs a lot of medical help now, but she is alive.”
-Laura R. (mother of 15-year-old missing child)
“I just wanted to say thank you for coming to my school. You made me open my eyes. I can admit that I’ve thought of running away, but I realize that I have so much in life and that nobody should do that. You are helping a lot of kids with your presentation.
-Gracie, Middle school student
The Nevada Child Seekers mission is to advocate for and engage in prevention, identification and location efforts on behalf of missing and exploited children.
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