The Founder and Director of DIVAS Who Win Freedom Center, Chanda Santana has devoted her work to passionate advocacy around issues that marginalized communities often suffer from, and lack proper resources and opportunities to secure wellness. Issues such as substance use disorder, sex trafficking, sex work, poverty and domestic violence aren’t only personal in Ms. Santana’s journey but worthy of her valiant effort to break cycles of trauma and dismantle stigma and disparities that increase the continuum of Reentry and Reuse/Misuse of substances.
Ms. Santana is a creative innovator, soul stirring orator, skilled facilitator, author, community activist and most importantly, a mama! CHANDA has trained close to 450 Certified Peer Specialist in Self Care/Compassion Fatigue and 200+on the issue of Sex trafficking that impacts communities of color at an alarming rate (DMST training).
CHANDA seeks to empower, educate, engage and elevate members in her community far and wide to create change and build sustainable pathways to wellness..for all.
Ms. SANTANA boasts about the lifestyle of Recovery and the powerful tool it has been to reawaken her as a single mother of 6; now…adult children. Her desire is to contagiously spread the message and legacy of hope throughout communities coast to coast.