Project Lifesaver

Project Lifesaver International (PLI) is a community-based, non-profit public safety organization whose mission is to assist families and caregivers of individuals with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, and Alzheimer’s disease. 

Hope Enterprises is the local administrator for Project Lifesaver in Lycoming County. Hope is responsible for determining eligibility, completing paperwork, reviewing fee schedules, and distributing transmitters, as well as ongoing monitoring.

Individuals enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small personal transmitter around the wrist or ankle that emits a distinct tracking signal. If a participating individual goes missing, the caregiver notifies their local Project Lifesaver agency, and a trained emergency team responds to the wanderer’s area. Most who wander are found within a few miles from home, and search times have been reduced from hours and days to minutes. Recovery times for PLI clients average 30 minutes — 95% less time than standard operations.

To donate to Project Lifesaver, make donations to the Hope Enterprises Foundation, Inc.