StandUp-SpeakOut of North Carolina

​​​​​​pROGRAMS & Services


​​Community Outreach

SUSO-NC believes in Education + Awareness = Prevention and at SUSO-NC we strive to provide quality and innovative approaches to our to our Community Outreach Programs through professional development training, outreach initiatives in school settings, parenting classes, child safety and prevention resources, and support groups for women and teens.  


Breathe Life Sister Circle (for women 18 and up)

Monthly women's dedicated to discussing varies topics self awareness, empowerment, physical, psychological, financial, parenting,  and sexual abuse. BLSC Groups are offered in Roxboro, Durham, Raleigh, Greenville, Charlotte, and Greensboro, NC. 


Breathe Life Teen Circle  (for teens 13-18)

Monthly teen group dedicated to engaging teens in  varies topics self awareness, empowerment, physical, psychological, financial, and sexual abuse. BLSC Teen Group only offered in Durham at this time. 


Project SpeakOut

Outreach initiative offered to elementary, middle, and high schools providing education and awareness on Teen Dating Violence, Cyberbully, Healthy Relationships, and Healthy Boundaries (K-5) .Students learn creative approaches on how to advocate against abuse in their schools and communities.  The goal of Project SpeakOut is to teach students through education and awareness how to SpeakOUT when they see violence in their schools. To request a presentation for your school complete the link here.         



Speak-Out Mentoring Program


​​Provides high qualified mentors to support child domestic violence victims and child sexual abuse victims. mentors will provide additional support to youth participating in counseling and group therapy. assist youth with practicing skills learned in therapy sessions. Mentors will assist youth in their social, academic, and personal lives. Providing leadership, motivation, and positive role models to assist youth in building confidence, self esteem and becoming successful in their present and future lives.


Girl SpeakOut ! Empowering Girls Through Art


Girl SpeakOUT day camp is a summer program  designed to empower and build confidence of young girls. The purpose of Girl SpeakOut Camp is to motivate and empower young girls on personal development through the utilization of the arts. Through engaging, and enrichment activities Girl SpeakOut will help to boost confidence, build self esteem and self worth, and inspire girls to SpeakOut, and take on an active role in their schools and communities against all forms of violence. We are dedicated to inspiring and guiding girls 10-18 to self discover and develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to consistently make informed life-choices from a place of self-knowledge, self-respect, and self worth.  Camp Registration begins April 1st 2019-June 1st, 2019


GIRL SPEAKOUT Year Round Program (Durham County )

Girls SpeakOut and MyDurham are partnering up this year for the Girls SpeakOut Year Round Program ages 13 to 18. The Year Round Program will operate 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Tuesdays  at WD Hill Recreation Center beginning Tuesday October 30th.   The program is free and open to girls ages 13-18. Girl SpeakOut is a youth program offered during the summer and afterschool during the school year to empower and build the confidence of young girls. The purpose of Girl SpeakOut is to motivate and empower young girls in personal development through the utilization of the arts. Through engaging and enrichment activities, Girl SpeakOut will help boost confidence, build self-esteem and self-worth, as well as inspire girls to SpeakOut and take active roles in their schools and communities against all forms of violence. 


Girl SpeakOut Year Round Program (Wake County)

​​Girl SpeakOut and Grace AME Zion Church are partnering this year for the Girl SpeakOut Year Round Program-Raleigh available to girls ages 12-17. Girl SpeakOut is a youth program offered during the summer and afterschool to empower and build the confidence of young girls. The purpose of Girl SpeakOut is to motivate and empower young girls in personal development through the utilization of the arts. Through engaging and enrichment activities, Girl SpeakOut will help boost confidence, build self-esteem and self-worth, as well as inspire girls to SpeakOut and take active roles in their schools and communities against all forms of violence.  
The program will operate from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM on first and third Wednesdays beginning September 5th at Grace AME Zion Church located at 1401 Boyer Street, Raleigh, NC 27610. 




The EPIC program is a case management service focus on strengthening and promoting equal and healthy family relations within the home. We provide confidential support services, safety planning, advocacy, and self-sufficiency to battered parents with abused and neglected children, the program successfully promotes safety for parents and children.


Operation speakout


Operation SpeakOut provides Victim Assistance for basic needs and Christmas assistance for low income families, specifically families impacted by domestic violence and sexual abuse.  We provide opportunities for donors and supporters to Sponsor a family during the Christmas Holidays. Refer a family using the referral form below. Christmas Assistance referrals are accepted between October 1st-December 1st. Referrals for basic needs are accepted all year long.













SUSO-NC's Program Referral Form


​EMPOWERING PEOPLE-INSPIRING COMMUNITIES (E.P.I.C)

aRT tHERapY

Art Therapy is the therapeutic use of art making through creative writing, spoken word/poetry, painting, sculpting, music, and dance.  Through creating art and reflecting on the art products and processes, people can increase awareness of self worth while learning creative methods to manage symptom-related stress in conjunction with traumatic experiences..

mission & vision

To empower individuals we serve by providing advocacy and  therapeutic support through Art Therapy for children and teens who are victims or witnesses to domestic violence and sexual abuse..