WORKING WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AND FAMILIES OF THE MISSING

Peer Support Specialist

Michele Blair

"The Missing Persons Center is a mission I feel very passionate about. My 14-year-old daughter was lost in the system to sex traffickers in 2021, which led me to the Missing Persons Center team. With MPC’s guidance and support, I was able to keep my focus during the most traumatic time of my life. I believe in the mission of the Missing Persons Center wholeheartedly as their mission encompasses so much more than simply becoming a case number. Each case is a person who needs people to never give up on."

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Michele's journey in the field of peer support began in 2017 when she became a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist, a role she has embraced with dedication and a deep sense of purpose. Her commitment to helping others is also evident in her achievement of becoming an Internationally Certified Peer, showcasing her global commitment to peer support in all circumstances.

Michele's dedication extends beyond her certifications, as she has been a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) since 2015, where she voices the best interests of children in the legal system. Her blend of professional involvement and personal experiences provides a wellspring of hope for those facing similar difficult times.

Michele's personal journey through mental health challenges, trauma, grief, hopelessness, and the heartbreaking loss of a child have all contributed to her profound empathy and desire to aid those in despair. Her path to peer support started with a heartfelt desire to volunteer, offering her presence and understanding to those battling the loss of a loved one. Michele is driven by believing in the transformative power of compassion and empathy. This belief has guided her in every interaction, reinforcing her conviction that helping others in the middle of a crisis is so important because she has been there herself - she understands.

Viewing life as a series of learning opportunities, Michele's approach is rooted in the belief that education and empowerment can uplift individuals struggling with issues, reassuring them that they are not alone. Her life's work is a testament to her adaptability and resilience, standing as a beacon of strength and hope to those she serves, all while reinforcing the message that together, support is within reach.

Michele is grateful and proud to be part of something that has never been done before. Part of a team that has the skills and experience like no other and willing to put in every effort possible for the sake of saving the next person.

Michele knows that the Missing Persons Center is an invaluable tool with the purpose of changing the way missing persons cases are being handled on a global basis, with the realization that law enforcement can’t do it on their own and how MPC does make a difference through wide scale community effort.

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