Michelle Corrao

Michelle Corrao

On this episode, Karen speaks with Michelle Corrao, author of Found, Triumph over Fear with Grace and Gratitude: The Michelle Corrao Story, to share her journey to recovery following her abduction in front of her home in 1996, after which she was sexually assaulted and then forced into the trunk of her car where she was later found by an off-duty police officer, and her life saved.

Michelle Corrao is a keynote speaker and compassionate advocate for victims of violent crimes. For eighteen years she served at Prevail, a victim awareness and support program, where she led the charge to create Central Indiana’s first Sexual Assault Response Team (SART,) focused on victim-centered, trauma-informed care. 

She is the recipient of the Special Courage Award, presented by the U.S. Attorney General (2010), and became first-ever recipient of the Distinguished Hoosier Award presented by Indiana Attorney General. 

Through Michelle’s current role as Executive Director at The O'Connor House in Carmel, Indiana, she leads programs that provide women who are single, pregnant, and homeless with safe housing and opportunities to improve life for themselves & their children. 

Michelle speaks to audiences of influencers, first responders, medical professionals, military and law enforcement personnel, faith communities, and a broad scope of conferences and events aimed at creating stronger, safer communities.


Michelle Corrao Website