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Girl SpeakOut Presents Camp Resilience 2020

Camp Resilience 2020

StandUp-SpeakOut NC is excited to launch our Girl SpeakOut -Camp Resilience, The Virtual Experience. We know many of our youth and families are "over" the virtual sessions but SUSO-NC's top priority is the health and well-being of our youth. Therefore we are keeping everyone safe while offering a virtual camp experience your daughters will not forget. Enjoy some of your favorite camp counselors, activities, dance, yoga, and more.  Our team has been actively working to develop a virtual  summer camp experience and we can't wait to have your child join us.   Registration will begin May 18, 2020.


SUSO-NC acknowledges that we are  an essential provider for youth and families in the community. During  this global pandemic that has impacted many lives we have continued to  provide our services to those in need. Since March 16, 2020 we have  offered weekly virtual Girl SpeakOut sessions for girls ages 10-17 serving youth in Durham and Wake County.  For adult women we  are offering our Breathe Life Sister Circles (support groups) and we  are providing therapeutic coaching sessions for individuals (youth male  and females) who need 1:1 personalize support. Currently, Girl SpeakOut and Breathe Life Sister Circles are open to girls and women who would like to join us for our judgement free group  sessions. Unfortunately, our  1:1 direct support is currently operating  from a wait-list. If you or someone you know could benefit from our  services during this unprecedented time please email for additional information. 

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We appreciate your continued support during this time.

Let us continue to stand in unity because together is how we will make it through this pandemic.

In hope and resiliency,

Monica Daye, MS-BCP  Executive Director  StandUp-SpeakOut of North Carolina  

Girl SpeakOut-Camp Resilience
The Virtual Summer Series

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Welcome to StandUp-SpeakOut of North Carolina

We continue the fight to end sexual assault and domestic violence through advocacy, prevention training,  group therapy, mentoring and a fundamental concept for survivors called Healing Thru Art.


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Meet Our Founder, Monica Daye



 A  leader, advocate, poet, and victim advocate. Originally from  Durham,  North Carolina, this fearless woman touches audiences around the country  with her biting poetry, soulful stories and heartfelt commitment to the  healing of women and community. Through the gift of spoken word poetry,  Daye shares her intimate story of surviving sexual abuse and domestic  violence.  As the founder of STANDUP- SPEAK OUT, Monica's personal  mission is to speak out and act out against sexual violence and domestic  abuse. STANDUP-SPEAKOUT (S.U.S.O), was founded in the Spring 2004,  developed as a community outreach program against domestic violence and  sexual assault.  Daye organized S.U.S.O's first series of community  events in April 2004 to promote awareness related to violence against  women. In addition, to community outreach, S.U.S.O launched its first  community-wide collection drive in April 2004--collecting personal  hygiene products for battered women’s shelters and rape crisis centers  in the state of North Carolina.  Since the launching of S.U.S.O the  programs and services have expanded from a small outreach program to a  locally recognized 501c3 non-profit organization.

Daye obtained  her Masters of Science in Multidisciplinary Human Service with  concentration in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. In addition, Daye  received a certifications in  Contemporary Theory in Mental Health Counseling Public Health,  and completed her Bachelors of Science in  Psychology from the University of Phoenix.  Daye envisions ways to  utilize the arts as a way to assist people in overcoming traumatic  experiences. Using her own life journey as model for a therapeutic  process, Daye has effectively used poetry, music, journaling, visual  arts, drama and dance as ways to unlock the mystery of pain that  hindered her own emotional instability. As a mental health and human  service provider currently works  with victims of abuse and batterers to  get at the root causes and to end the vicious cycle of domestic  violence. As both a victim of and an abuser, Daye seeks to show the  emotional scares caused by abuse, and how those abused grapple with  understanding and contending with the consequences of that abuse. Daye  believes there is a thin line between victim and abuser when trauma is  left untreated. Daye's  journey is a celebration of the power of  transformative change. She believes Art Therapy paved the way for the  emergence of a empowered woman. Daye stands up and speaks out to those  denied their own voice and passionately believes "healing begins through  ART". 

Monica Daye Vision

"I always wondered why someone didn't do something about that, then I realized I am someone"

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