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Resource Basket for Tribal Communities

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In this basket, you will find resources for the response to incidents of missing or murdered American Indian and Alaska Native persons that can be used and shared at the community level. Resources cover behavioral health, substance abuse prevention and violence prevention.

At any point during the search, national hotlines can offer emotional support and guidance over the phone and via chat services. Most hotlines are confidential and anonymous.

National Resources

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children: 800-THE-LOST (843-5678)

National Runaway Safeline: 800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)

National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs): 833-872-5176

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233); TTY: 800-787-3224

StrongHearts Native Helpline (for domestic, dating and sexual violence): 844-7NATIVE (762-8483)

National Human Trafficking Hotline: 888-373-7888; TTY: 711; Text HELP or INFO to 233733

National Parent Helpline: 855-4A-PARENT (855-427-2736)

BIA Missing and Murdered Unit: 833-560-2065; Text BIAMMU and your tip to 847411

Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673)

Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 866-331-9474; TTY: 866-331-8453; Text LOVEIS to 22522

VictimConnect Hotline: 855-4-VICTIM (484-2846)

Date Created: October 19, 2021

When a loved one goes missing, time is critical. Do not delay in contacting local or Tribal police to file a report when a family member or friend, regardless of their age, goes missing. This is especially important when there are any health issues, disabilities, impairments or medication requirements.