Mission: To empower survivors of child sexual abuse, as well as the community to use their voice to protect children from becoming victims; and to increase society's intolerance of child abuse.
Results: Started new mentor program. Partnered with SAFE for teen dating violence workshop October 2012; Volunteered at two 2012 "Take Back the Night events; Conducted mini training sessions, and held 1st Meet & Greet in November 2011. Planning for our 3rd annual 5K walk/run. Our affiliations include organizations and groups we have presented to, conducted workshops for, and partnered with the following groups and organizations: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Iota Chapter; Angelic Impact; Bow Elementary, Detroit; Childhelp Michigan; Elan Anti-Aging and Longevity; Men Against Domestic Violence; Om Day Spa; Omega Psi Phi, Phi Chapter; Reach LA, California; Take Back the Night Detroit; University High School, Detroit; University of Michigan-SAPAC, Southfield Domestic Violence Group, and many individuals throughout Southeast Michigan. Just Speak held its first annual community walk to raise awareness and funds to support our community outreach program. We have provided support to our communities partners, which include our newly formed collaborative partner, Childhelp Michigan and SAFE.
Target demographics: Young victims and survivors of child abuse in Southeast Michigan
Direct beneficiaries per year: Childhelp Michigan; Parents, Mentees, caregivers Take Back the Night; SAFE (beginning in October 2012).
Geographic areas served: Southeast Michigan
Programs: For the Safety of the Children Community Outreach Program
In carrying out the mission of Just Speak, Inc. to support the holistic healing of young victims of abuse, the organization seeks established organizations whose proven history and philosophy coincide with that of Just Speak, Incorporated.
Our Community Outreach Program Partner enable us to extend our collaborative efforts to organizations that offer, and promote the following professional services to children through the funds we raise.
We support child advocacy that meets the following needs of children who have been abused or neglected:
This is a great organizaton .I went to a information session.I realyy didn''t want to go.I am so glad I did get to meet Brittini and her mom Ms Kellom .Her story brought tears to my eyes I was so heartboken and glad that I did come.IChild sexual abuse is so hidden .Brittni speas as a suvivor and not a victim..This gives people a vehichle to come forward. I I passed this info on to my friends
"Just Speak" has provided a very much needed vehicle for those who are the victims or relatives of the victims of abuse. It gives individuals an opportunity to get support as well as information. I thank the founders for the efforts to bring the effects of abuse to light. Thank you.
Just-Speak inc. had had an impact on my life tremendously.After attending one of the organizations speaking events.I was so impressed with Brittni Kelloms impeccable strength,She tells her story of child abuse with her heart.When listening to her I felt what she was feeling and my heart just crushed.She has great tenacity and courage to be able to tell her story and let others benefit
I was a victim of sexual abuse and relived the moment .The guilt that I had about my situation gave me a voice.The shame that you feel inside..Brittni talks about so candidly will help others victims heal.Having a Just Speak in the community will open a lot of children with child sexual abuse to open up after hearing Brittni just speak.
Barbara Kellom the mom also was awesome parents as well feel guitly about the situations of their children. She honestly revealed a lot of truths about sexual abuse.Great organization..Thumbs up..