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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Oak Forest Police Launches Find My Home Program

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The Find My Home Program has been designed to help adults and children with disabilities who may be unable to find their way home in our town.  It is a database only accessible to the Oak Forest Police Department to assist the individuals in finding their residence when they cannot communicate it.  

The database will include a picture of the child or adult, information on their disability, physical description and emergency contact information. If the individual is encountered alone or is reported missing, the officers can access the database by their name or description to locate their information. This is a free service offered to developmentally and cognitively disabled citizens of Oak Forest.

This program is open to any adult OR child who may have difficulty communicating due to a developmental or cognitive disability, while lost or in an emergency situation. These individuals tend to be at risk for wandering and may include people with disabilities such as Alzheimer’s, Autism, Dementia, Down Syndrome etc. We ask that anyone enrolling an individual is either a family member, legal guardian or is turning in a signed registration form on behalf of the individual’s family with their permission.

Information You Should Have Ready

  • Contact information of at least 3 emergency contacts (addresses, names, and phone numbers).
  • Information about the person you are registering such as their date of birth, hair and eye color, height, weight, disability, what school they attend (if they are in school)
  • Medications they take on a daily basis
  • Any other information an officer should know that may assist them in helping the individual, such as calming techniques, likes and dislikes, typical behaviors and language level, cognitive function, or places they like to visit

Find My Home Program Form

For additional information, contact Community Programs Officer Tracy Weiland at

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