Just Speak is a trauma-centered advocacy that provides crisis support and resiliency programming for 3 to 17-year-olds. Since 2003, Just Speak has held the survivor story as the connector for a web of trained advocates from a variety of disciplines. We not only believe that exposure to provided intervention, prevention, and awareness services based play and expression leads to healthy socioemotional skills, but ultimately, a life of resiliency.
Just Speak was developed by founder and CEO Brittni Kellom in 2003, after suffering four years of severe sexual and emotional abuse from her biological father. Initially sharing one survivor story as a voice for many, Just Speak, Inc. has evolved as an organization with award winning programming, workshops and presentations; and it collaborates with various social and domestic organizations across Southeast Michigan. In 2016, Just Speak was the recipient of the 2016 Governor’s Service Award for Outstanding Volunteer Programs.
Bringing the mix of play and researched interventions alive, we are committed to empowering young people with resiliency skills building both trauma-informed schools and communities.
OUR FUTURE goals include providing legal advocates, psychological and medical resources and support from other survivors as well as safe and professional forensic interviewing in partnership with the judicial system within one facility. We seek to provide comprehensive and holistic support for the emotional, physical and educational needs of our young survivors of childhood trauma.