Project H.O.M.E. is a program for people who may need special assistance in times of emergency. This kind of assistance may be required if the person is unable to speak or properly identify themselves, if they become disoriented, or if they may act in a manner that could be misinterpreted by first responders.
Project H.O.M.E. stands for “Help Our Missing and Endangered”, and was inspired by the Take Me Home program started by the Pensacola Police Department. It is intended to assist Carrollton residents with cognitive impairments. This includes individuals with autism, dementia, Alzheimer’s, down syndrome, or traumatic injuries. Caregivers or special needs individuals can voluntarily enroll themselves into our private database by completing a simple form and submitting a current photo of the individual. Current photographs submitted should resemble a passport style photo or picture taken professionally by a school photographer.
If the loved one is found wandering, an officer can quickly search the database for people who match their physical description. The database will pull up the individual’s Project H.O.M.E. application, which includes medical information and emergency contacts, to quickly and return them to their caregivers. This database also works in reverse – if a caregiver calls our dispatch to alert us that their loved one is missing, all of their pertinent information will already be accessible through this private database.
Project H.O.M.E. applications allow caregivers to inform first responders of valuable information that may assist in the reunification process. Citizens have the ability to fill out an electronic application below or print a PDF version and submit it at the Police Department. Any questions about Project H.O.M.E. can be sent to ProjectHOME@cityofcarrollton.com .
Project H.O.M.E. is voluntary all information is confidential. There is no enrollment fee, however there is a commitment to keep the system and information current. Participants are encouraged to submit a new photo every year, and to update addresses or emergency contact information whenever they change.