1 out of 4 women and 1 out of 7 men experience domestic abuse.
My name is Felicia Chew. I am an English teacher of 20+ years, working on bridging the gaps that are regularly found in services that “work for most people, but not for those who are unable to access the services due to unique, personal situations,” including trauma. I am working to help end systemic domestic abuse.
What IS systemic domestic abuse?
Systemic domestic violence is domestic abuse that occurs due to the system. This includes policies and programs that exist (or don’t exist), that perpetuate the cycle of domestic abuse.
For example, when people are in crisis mode, they revert to basic human survival needs : fight, flight, or freeze. Many individuals are in survival mode, due to current policies and programs that exist (or don’t exist). Most notably, individuals lack empathy and empowerment.
The Tucson Quilt Project and Tucson Zines empower community members to speak up. Many teens and tweens do not have a venue, nor encouragement to write what is on their minds and hearts. The Tucson Zines is working to collect “prize money” for teens and tweens to share their best writings. The Tucson Quilt Project allows all community members to share their voices, from their perspectives including messages like: “Don’t touch my hair!”
The Domestic Violence Support Services works directly with victims and survivors to connect them to existing resources, and to bridge existing gaps (such as childcare so a victim or survivor can attend Court hearings, and victim advocate services to civil cases).
Won’t you support our mission to help end systemic domestic abuse, by empowering individuals to speak up, and creating empathy in our community? Won’t you make a donation to Felicia Chew Community Projects?
Paying by check or cash? Our mailing address is:
Felicia Chew Community Projects
917 E. Pastime Road, Tucson, AZ 85719
Paying with a credit card? Please click here.
Your financial support goes to one or more of the following:
- Tucson Quilt Project, and Black Bottom Project materials;
- Incentives for teen and tween “Tucson Zine” writers;
- Transportation costs ($0.55/mile)
- Education, advocacy, and outreach costs of one or more of our Projects
- **Click here to see our public financial report**
You may also schedule a Tucson Quilt Project team building activity for you and your colleagues!
Thank you! ❤ Felicia
For a complete list of projects, designed to help end systemic domestic abuse, through a comprehensive approach that reaches our diverse community, please visit www.feliciachew.com/projects