A Child Is Missing (ACIM) is a Fort Lauderdale-based non-profit organization founded in 1997, was created because no community-based program existed for locating missing children, the disabled and elderly often (with Alzheimer's) during the crucial first hours of disappearance.
The Need: A child goes missing every 40 seconds in the United States. Your child has a 1 in 42 chance of going missing. We also address helping the Elderly, Alzheimer's and the Disabled.
ACIM is devoted to assisting law enforcement in the search and early safe recovery efforts of children / the elderly (often with Alzheimer's) / disabled persons and college students via a rapid-response neighborhood alert program utilizing high-tech telephony systems.
This program is designed to make an automated phone call to all home numbers in a particular radius around the area in which the child went missing. This system is already in place. However, with many homes no longer having a home phone, it is important to add your cell phone number to this service. There is no charge, however you can make a donation. The system is independent of the Ontario Police Department but will be used by the Ontario Police Department if a child goes missing. If you sign up, you will receive a message regarding any missing child in your area so you can watch for that child and phone police immediately. Instructions will be included in the message you receive.
If you are interested in signing up for this service on your mobile (cellular) phone, click the link below.
If you would like to check for any current national alerts click the link below.
NOTE: This system is separate from the Neighborhood Alerts service (Nixle). If you sign up for one, you are not automatically signed up for the other. You must follow the process for each service you wish to have. For information on Neighborhood Alerts please click the link at the top of the page.