Michelle D. Smith


Navigating the intricate landscape of incarceration can be daunting, but Michelle, who unexpectedly found herself immersed in it, is committed to easing the journey for others. Serving as a supporter, encourager, comforter, and advisor, she endeavors to instill hope in families facing crises. Michelle co-authored the Faith Freedom Life 12 Steps to Inner Healing and wrote the facilitator and participant workbooks for its support groups. Michelle is an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Paralegal and has worked for nearly 30 years in the legal field. She envisions bringing healing and restoration to families affected by incarceration. Outside her professional realm, Michelle, a proud “Mimi” of three granddaughters and dreams of exploring diverse countries while cherishing beaches, music, and art.

My story:
It began when I got down on my knees and cried out to God from a place of utter despair.