A critical component to every Community Response Plan is assisting the searching family. Under the direction of the Family Liaison, volunteers will be required to help the searching family with their day-to-day needs as well as provide emotional support and assistance in dealing with the public and the media. While the searching family needs to be supported, a concerted effort should be made to not overwhelm them; this means that it is crucial that the coordination of this aspect of the Community Response Plan involve a maximum of two to three volunteers.