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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Civil Rights

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: Psychological/Health Issues Legal Issues Adoption/Foster Care Education/Support groups Mandated Reporting

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

I met Barbara on our college alum site and became instantly attracted to the 5k she supported. On the day of the event, we met for the first time, she introduced me to Brittni, and she proceeded to tell me of Just Speak. I became more and more interested in the mission of the organization. Subsequent conversations with Brittni and Barbara led me to further understand and embrace the goal of Just Speak.

Barbara and Brittni are both true testaments of survivors. Their persistence, energy, and diligence are hallmarks to the cause of Just Speak. Brittni's courage translates into a passion of increasing intolerance of child sexual abuse -- the platform of Just Speak.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Just Speak, Inc founded by Ms. Brittni Kellom provides extraordinary information and help for those in need! No one could tell the story and help to uplift, encourage and support victims of child sexual abuse like Ms. Kellom. Her story must be heard. Her message and her courage awesome! I applaud Brittni and Barbara Kellom along with all of the volunteers and advisors that work together to help this message of victory and survival reach those in need!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Over the years Just Speak has grown in numbers of participants. Britti Kellom, Founder and Barbara Kellom, COO have been shining examples of what commitment means. The 5k walk was a great event, it rained that cold day in April, but Brittni fresh from a hospital visit came and waited in the rain.. Arm in a sling and tried from a long night in the emergency room she stayed and prevailed. Her mom did the same thing and she recently had major surgery. With the strength and integrity of two very capable women this organization is headed for the top.