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Our Mission

To provide an additional layer of protection for children and adults who wander due to Autism, Alzheimer’s and other cognitive disabilities. Our goal is to provide parents and caregivers with additional peace of mind.

Program Description

Safely Back Home’s program was developed in response to a need to provide assistance to individuals with Alzheimer’s, Autism, or developmental disabilities who are incapable of providing identifying information in situations where they become lost. The imprinted garment alerts the public and police that the individual may need more assistance than they initially realize.

The patent-pending process uses “privacy-protected” ID information imprinted on personal garments to be conveyed to an emergency call center, secure database and rescue operation.

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Safely Back Home program provides peace of mind in Garfield

Garfield residents can sign up loved ones who are prone to wandering for additional coverage through a non-profit organization that will imprint clothing free of charge.

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Chief John Russo, Rutherford, New Jersey

Chief John Russo, Rutherford, New Jersey, talks about the Safely Back Home program with Founder, Paul Jetter

Peace of mind for caregivers of those who wander

Paul Jetter, founder and Executive Director of Safely Back Home, speaks to an audience about the benefits of enrolling in the program at a presentation at David E. Owens Middle School in New Milford.

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PBS News Hour Interview with Safely Back Home

Paul Jetter explains how the program began with his father who had dementia

Rutherford Families Get Peace Of Mind For Those Who Wander

This is the nightmare some families live with on a regular basis.

Thanks to a new database operated out the Rutherford Police Department.

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Wandering Statistics

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Alzheimer-Disease

50%

of children with Autism will wander.

Autism

60%

of people with Alzheimers will wander.

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3,174

Number of lost persons rescued by our partner, Project Lifesaver, since 1999. That number continues to grow.

Our Partners

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Project Lifesaver has over 1,500 participating member agencies throughout all 50 states in the U.S., six provinces in Canada, and Australia, and has performed 3,178 searches over the last 17 years with no serious injuries or fatalities ever reported. Project Lifesaver provides equipment, training, certification and support to law enforcement, public safety organizations and community groups throughout the United States.

Words From Families In The Safely Back Home Program

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quote_right For a long time I was looking for a way to be able to find my sons in case they are lost or separated from their care giver (which happened a few times). The printed garment idea, developed by Safely Back Home, is a great way to protect your family member. I would recommend everyone to take advantage of this service. Paul and his crew were tremendously helpful and friendly when we attended their event, and had our T-Shirts printed in no time. Thank you! quote_left

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Anat Klebanov

quote_right Thank you so much for offering the Safely Back Home event providing free imprints of my phone number and your logo on my son Dillon's clothing. I feel much safer with this information on his clothing. I appreciate your kindness, generosity and patience. Thanks again, quote_left

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Rose Lillie

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Christy Gilmartin

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Sue Genardi

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Sam Anichino

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Mel Dennison

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Anat  Klebanov

Current Programs

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