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Each year, nearly 5,000 teenagers
Go missing from their homes. They didn't all RUNAWAY.

There are dangers involved with labeling them as ``runaways``.

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A teen should never feel like
Nobody cared enough to searched for them.

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Every child deserves to be aggressively searched for...

Every day across America, teenage children go missing from their homes. Whether those children were violently abducted, are habitual runaways or simply disappeared, every child deserves to be aggressively searched for, even if there's no evidence of abduction.

Welcome to Not a Runaway, Inc

Not every teen that disappears is a RUNAWAY!

We weren't able to find our beloved Jholie in time, but hope that through our efforts and in her memory, we can help other parents of missing teens safely bring them home.

The Story: When 16-year- old Jholie Moussa left her home on the afternoon of Friday, January 12, 2018, her parting words to her sister were, “I’ll be right back.” Unfortunately, Jholie never came back. Police were notified, but because the home security system showed her walking away on her own, the police did not see urgency in her sudden disappearance and labeled her a runaway.

The Search: More than 50,000 people put their own lives on hold to give their time and commitment to finding Jholie. Less than a week after she was reported missing, public and media pressure led to the FBI getting involved, all while the police continued to call her a runaway. During this time, an unprecedented relationship developed among the national community and Jholie’s family. One common goal quickly surfaced: #FindJholie. Two weeks later, on Friday, January 26, 2018, Jholie’s lifeless body was found, less than one mile from her home, in a park, hidden under fallen leaves and bushes.

We’ll Always Wonder: If the police had taken Jholie’s disappearance a little bit more urgently in the beginning and had issued an AMBER Alert, could she have been found alive? This is a question no family should ever have to ask themselves.

What We Do

When a child goes missing, time is of the essence. Whether there is evidence of an abduction or not, no family should ever have to worry about how to search for their missing child.  Especially when the authorities have labeled the child “a runaway” and therefore are not “aggressively” searching for them. ​

Not a Runaway, Inc., is a national, nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the families of missing teenage children by enhancing public and media awareness of the missing teens. We offer a myriad of services, at no cost to the families, because we feel that EVERY missing child deserves an aggressive media campaign effort, to help bring them home.​

 

GETTING STARTED

Is Your Child Missing?

Is Your Child Missing?

Complete this online form to add their name and information to our online database. Someone from our team will review the information and contact you as soon as possible.

Cases We Take On

Cases We Take On

If you are adamant that your child is NOT a runaway, yet their case does not qualify for an AMBER Alert, contact us for help!

Search For Missing Child

Search For Missing Child

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children houses one of the nation's most comprehensive databases for missing children. Search their database.

Resources

Resources

Have you experienced the tragedy of a missing child? Here is a listing of available resources to help you during this stressful time of need.

Current AMBER Alerts

Here are the latest AMBER Alert tweets. AMBER Alert is a program of the Department of Justice. Only U.S. AMBER Alerts are shared on this account.

AMBER Alert (@AMBERAlert) | Twitter

Active Missing Teens' Cases

It only takes a second to share the poster of a missing child.  Please share these stories and help bring these kids home.

Kelly Gomez

16 year-old Hispanic girl missing since March 17, 2018 from Newark, NJ. She has blond hair, hazel eyes and is 5’3″, weighing 120lbs. If you have any information, please contact the Newark Police Department (New Jersey) at 1-973-733-6000.

Isaac Wilborn-White

15 year-old male missing since March 23, 2018 from Houston, TX. He has brown hair, green eyes and is 6’0″, weighing 130lbs. If you have any information, please the Houston Police Department (Texas) at 1-713-884-3131.

Miguel Solis Jr

15 year-old Hispanic male missing since March 29, 2018 from Dallas, TX. He has black hair, brown eyes and is 4’5″, weighing 102lbs. If you have any information, please the Dallas Police Department (Texas) at 1-214-744-4444.

Dajah Whetstone

12 year-old African-American girl missing since March 20, 2018 from New York, NY. She has brown hair, brown eyes and is 5’5″, weighing 110lbs. If you have any information, please contact the Hastings-On-Hudson Police Department (New York) at 1-914-478-2344.