How to begin a search with the Salvation Army missing persons department

The best way to begin a search is to call us at 1-800-698-7728 so we can determine if we are able to assist you. 

The following information MUST be provided to do a search:

  • Missing persons complete name (including maiden name if a woman)
  • date of birth
  • place of birth
  • parents names (including mother's maiden name)
  • reason for separation
  • date of last contact (must have been at least 6 months prior to request)
  • inquirers relationship to missing person
  • reason for the inquiry

Other helpful information requested:

  • Social Security number
  • last known address
  • spouse
  • siblings
  • children
  • military service
  • religious or club affiliations, copy of inquirer's birth certificate
  • is/has missing person been involved with substance abuse
  • has missing person been in prison or have a police record
  • is missing person homeless