Case Worker

Kia Smith

Kia was born and raised in Detroit. She decided to move out of state to Missouri in 2007, where she spent a little less then a decade. She soon realized that she missed her family and returned to Michigan. She spent some time looking around the neighboring cities, but found herself residing comfortably in Ypsilanti. It was just the right fit.

After receiving help from our Direct Assistance program, Kia looked into our Circles program. It ended up being a good fit for her needs, so she started on the program’s 18-month journey.

Kia was working at a nursing home at the beginning of the pandemic. While she enjoyed the work, she wanted something different. She also wanted something that would allow her to spend time with her daughters, and Friends In Deed’s flexible schedule would allow her to do just that.

Kia has a teenager named Niyah, as well as a adventurous toddler named Nova.

Care and Feeding: You can offer a Hershey with Almond, Almond Joy, or ask her about her baking!

Ways To Get Involved

We're always looking for volunteers. If you would like to devote some of your time to assist families in need, please call our main number (734) 484-7658 or fill out our volunteer form today!