Protecting Those Who Need It Most

 

Picture this: Your grandmother suffers from Schizophrenia and is often confused and nervous. One day, she wanders out of the house without anyone noticing. Not long after, she’s on someone’s porch down the road, holding the homeowner’s arm in a death grip, absolutely terrified because she has no idea where she is or how she got there. To make matters worse, she’s not able to communicate her situation, so responding officers are stumped. The officer is left trying to make sense of the situation with nothing to go on about who your grandmother is. All parties involved became more stressed and frustrated as the minutes passed, and the officer may have no choice but to bring your grandmother into the station until things are sorted. A trip like that can add to the trauma and threaten your grandma’s mental and physical health.

Now, consider the same situation with Take Me Home in Place: The same officer responds to the call about your grandmother. Using her physical description and location, he searches the Take Me Home database. He immediately receives a list of vulnerable residents who match his search. A quick picture match identifies your grandmother, and the officer can contact you directly. Crisis averted in just a few minutes!

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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:

      • Name
      • Photo
      • Physical Description
      • Address
      • Emergency Contact Information
      • Condition or Disability
      • Triggers/Stims
      • 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
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Alzheimer’s

Dementia

Dementia

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Autism

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Down Syndrome

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Schizophrenia

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