Libba Phillips is the founder of Outpost for Hope and is bringing awareness to ‘the missing, missing’ and 'the kids off the grid‘; phrases that describe the invisible population of unreported missing children and adults. These unaccounted for lost ones often end up as silent victims of exploitation, human trafficking and harm. Libba founded Outpost for Hope in 1999 after her sister Ashley, who was struggling with depression and drug addiction, disappeared from a life of homelessness on the streets.
Libba is a graduate of Sacramento County Child Protective Services Citizen's Academy, a member of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and has a Certificate of Training with the State of CA Dept. of Justice on Missing and Unidentified Persons. Libba has also successfully completed the 'train-the-trainer' course at the National Training Academy for the NamUs System. She has given workshops at the National CIT (Crisis Intervention Training) Conferences and at the National NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Convention in Washington, DC.
Libba's mission to bring awareness about ‘the missing, missing’ has been written about in several national publications including Reader's Digest and People magazine. The search for her sister inspired the Lifetime television movie, "Bringing Ashley Home". Libba resides in Florida with her family.
Libba Phillips can provide training presentations to speak on the following topics:
Lost Among The Homeless: America's Shadow Population
Missing with Mental Illness: A Misunderstood Dilemma For Law Enforcement & Families of The Missing
The Intersections between Homelessness & Human Trafficking
The Kids Off The Grid: America's Unaccounted for Missing Children
Presentations may be customized for the following audiences:
Healthcare (Physicians, Nurses, other Service Providers, etc)
Mental Health (Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Counselors, Advocates)
Drug & Alcohol Recovery Providers
Guardian Ad Litem & Child Welfare Organizations
Pastors Chaplains & Care Providers