FCCP End of Decade Report

Incredibly, another decade is just about to end!  Here is a brief overview of what we accomplished this decade.

2010 – 220 little books from “The Adventures of Happy Joy” were donated to schools on the Zuni Indian Reservation and in the Gallup, New Mexico area.

2011 – We moved to Tucson, Arizona and became involved with Emerge!, the PTO at Holaway Elementary School, and with the City of Tucson’s Citizen Police Advisory Review Board.  We worked in the community at La Baguette Bakery.

2012 – We became involved with the Valley of the Moon, the Watershed Management Group, and the Tucson Origami Club.  We worked in the community at Bright Star Learning Center, the Home Depot, at KFMA Day, and the Amphitheather School District.

2013 to 2016 – We continued to build relationships in the community, and helped bring the breakfast and lunch program back to KIDCO.  We sat on Community Boards in the Amphitheater Public School District and we became Association Representatives at our schools.  We spoke up against bullies in Administration.

2017 – We continued to build relationships in the community, and Felicia campaigned for the Ward 3 Seat on the Tucson City Council, which was supported by amazing women like Laura Hogan, Laura Enriquez, Cathy Nichols, Casey Murray, Sawsan, Ferdane, and Mary.  We trained to be crisis responders and victim advocates with the Pima County Victim Services Division.

2018 – We became licensed in the City of Tucson as Felicia Chew Community Projects.  We hosted four Help End Systemic Domestic Violence events, and were supported by amazing musicians including Al Perry, Eb Eberlein, Jacques Taylor, Meka Love, Kuuleme Stephens.  We worked to Save Golden Pin Lanes and started working for the Environmental Education Exchange, helping to educate our youth about the importance of sustainability.  We secured a contract with the County as a Library Presenter.

2019 – We hosted the 2019 Domestic Violence Awareness Series #TheSameButDifferent, in conjunction with The Screening Room and Downtown Radio.  We participated in the Border Patrol Citizen’s Academy, and the CIVX Project.  Felicia re-registered as a No Party Preference voter, and filed to campaign for Pima County Supervisor (District 3).  We became Courtwatchers and started an Etsy site.  We reached over 100 viewers on Facebook! Live with the Domestic Violence Awarness Series.  We accompanied victims and survivors to Court, and spent time listening and responding to victims in crisis through the Domestic Violence Support Services.  We received an average of one call per week.  We continued work with the Tucson Quilt Project.

2020 and beyond.  We will continue the work to empower community members, so that we can break the cycle of systemic domestic abuse.


Financial overviews

2018.  We started a little rough, and ended with no carryover.

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2019.  We started a little rough again, but this time, we are ending with funds to pay for our business license, become an LLC, and we have set aside a little for beginning of the year expenses.

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In 2020, we will continue to operate as a for-profit business, and work to Transcend Tucson.  We thank you for your continued support!

Kalamajong.

❤ Felicia


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How do we get a handle on domestic abuse?

1 out of 4 women and 1 out of 7 men experience domestic abuse.  Those who are abused and vulnerable are caught in the frustrating and deadly cycle of domestic abuse.

How do we get a handle on domestic abuse?

There is no “one right answer”, because there are many reasons for abusers’ continued practices.  Domestic abuse is about control… and can become abusive when individuals force control of others (e.g. their pets, partners, and children) because individuals lack control over their own lives (due to mas ny reasons which might include feeling helpless due to finances, religion, etc.)

We need to recognize that increased experiences of “lack of control” by individuals results in control (often abusive) over those who are vulnerable.

Too many current accepted practices feed into domestic abuse.  Here are a few areas that could benefit from changes in policies, practices, and programming to help break the cycle of systemic domestic abuse:

  • Trauma informed Courts that provide rulings that protect the vulnerable, and help end the abusive practices of perpetrators, and help perpetrators find peace with their inner struggles;
  • End the practice of shaming, blaming, and guilting of victims through examples of healthy and appropriate language, actions, and boundary setting, with instruction in non-abusive tactics (e.g. available through public and private education courses in libraries, staff trainings, schools, television, movies, books, etc);
  • Empower victims to speak up through programs that foster awareness and support that break the cycle (e.g. support groups and  therapeutic programs);
  • Reduce the instances of backing perpetrators and victims into a corner (e.g. through sensitivity training and de-escalation courses);
  • Recognize and address accepted abusive cultural and generational practices (e.g. through cultural awareness training and education);
  • Provide safe spaces, and as much time as needed for de-escalation (e.g. QTs have Safe Spaces which are a good start, but something like “Pie, Felicia!” http://www.feliciachew.com/safespaceproject would provide a more well-rounded service);
  • Ensure that officers of the law are trauma informed and can recognize signs of domestic abuse (e.g. through observation and review);
  • Appropriate placements, training, and mental health support for officers of the law who further traumatize victims — and further embolden perpetrators (e.g. through review and training);
  • Continued support for families who have experienced domestic abuse (e.g. immediate assistance for families who have experienced domestic abuse by individuals who have ability to respond and assist immediately with de-escalation supports — such as peer support, crisis lines, physical spaces — that work with the family’s schedule, etc);
  • Destigmatization of domestic abuse,  and transcended perspectives of gender roles.

Together, we can help break the cycle of systemic domestic abuse.


Learn more at http://www.feliciachew.com/enddv

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Call/Text 520.909.3888 or Email feliciachew19@gmail.com for more information.  Contribute to breaking the cycle at http://www.feliciachew.com/support