In 2010, the Tulare County Sheriff's Office announced it's partnership with the Wandering Back Home Foundation in the form of Project Lifesaver. The goal was to form a partnership that "bridges the technological gap" for those at risk of wandering away from their residence and significantly lessening the time and resources it takes to find those individuals. Project Lifesaver International (PLI) helps provide rapid response to save lives and reduce the potential for serious injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, Down Syndrome, dementia, autism, and related disorders. PLI provides equipment, training, certification, and support to law enforcement, public safety organizations, and community groups that work in tandem with the Project Lifesaver program and representatives in their community.
Rapid response that saves lives and reduces the potential for injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, autism, and other, related conditions or disorders is the primary mission of Project Lifesaver. The task of searching for such wandering or lost individuals is a growing and serious responsibility, and one that may include the efforts of many agencies and individuals, as well as many hours of searching on the part of officials and volunteers, what to speak of emotional stress on the part of family members. Without effective procedures and equipment, searches can involve multiple agencies, hundreds of officers, countless man hours, and thousands of dollars. Project Lifesaver has the capability to cut the average search time by more than 90%—to an average of thirty minutes.
Your kind donations to Project Lifesaver help assure that every minute saved is a minute that individuals in danger cannot cause harm to themselves or others, and is another minute they are safe in the comfort of their residence.