What is Take Me Home?
Take Me Home is a protected, user-submitted database that can only be accessed by law enforcement. Pertinent information is entered by a legal guardian or family member in a secure database. Law enforcement accesses data from a police vehicle or station. If officers find someone who cannot communicate, they search the database by description and take the person home safely. And, in reverse, if a loved one goes missing, their photo and description are readily available. For those listed, officers will have access to valuable information such as:
- Physical Description
- Emergency Contact Information
- Condition or Disability
- Favorite places to go
- Best ways to approach
- And more
Who is Eligible?
Please note that those with only physical disabilities (ie hearing, vision, and mobility problems) do not qualify at this time. Children who have not yet reached a developmentally appropriate age for speech are also currently ineligible.
- Over 6 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease
- Over 3.5 million Americans have Autism
- Over 400,000 Americans have Down Syndrome
- Although it affects only 1% of the population (2.6 million American adults), Schizophrenia is one of the most disabling diseases affecting humankind
- It’s estimated that 1 in 6 adults with Alzheimer’s will go missing at some point