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D.I.V.A.S  International & Chapters
The D.I.V.A.S International is a non-profit organization founded by Dr. Maria P. Barbosa, which reaches out to women, the elderly, children and needy families with a vision to build a regenerated community anchored in compassion, Love and Generosity.

Power of Chapters: D.I.V.A.S International


In the realm of community empowerment and global service, chapters play a pivotal role in fostering meaningful change. At the forefront of this movement is D.I.V.A.S International, a beacon of leadership, service, and empowerment. In this comprehensive exploration, we unravel the essence of chapters within D.I.V.A.S International and how they contribute to the organization’s overarching mission.

Defining Chapters

What is a Chapter?

Groups within D.I.V.A.S International are aptly termed chapters. These chapters are designated to specific regional areas, providing an inclusive platform for all residents who wish to be part of a community that fosters positive change. Each chapter has the autonomy to tailor its activities to meet the unique needs of its local community.

Common Threads Among Chapters

All chapters/groups together:

  1. Registration and Resources: All chapters are officially registered with D.I.V.A.S International, granting them access to the organization’s name, resources, and the added benefit of inclusion under the group exemption with the IRS.
  2. Nonprofit Status: Every chapter operates as a legitimate nonprofit 501(C)(3) public charity, aligning with D.I.V.A.S International’s commitment to making a positive impact on the world.
  3. Bylaws and Instructions: Uniformity is achieved through the use of chapter Bylaws provided by D.I.V.A.S International, ensuring consistency in operation and adherence to the organization’s instructions.
  4. Optimal Meeting Times: Chapters synchronize their meeting times to better suit the needs of their respective groups, fostering a sense of community and participation.

Starting a New Chapter

For those inspired to contribute to the mission, the process of starting a new chapter is both empowering and straightforward. By aligning with the organization’s mission and values, individuals can establish a chapter that becomes a catalyst for positive change within their community.

D.I.V.A.S International’s Mission

The Core Values

At the heart of D.I.V.A.S International lies its mission, encapsulated in the acronym D.I.V.A.S, representing:

  • Devotion
  • Integrity
  • Victory
  • Altruism
  • Strength

This organization tirelessly strives to eliminate discrimination, empower men/women,  children and families. Their dedication extends to providing education and advocating for justice, freedom, and the promotion of self-worth, both within local communities and on a global scale.

Commitment to Leadership Development

Beyond immediate service, D.I.V.A.S International is committed to nurturing the leaders of tomorrow. This commitment extends to both youth and adults, fostering leadership skills that go beyond the confines of individual chapters.

Chapter Support: A Pillar of Strength

Understanding the importance of a robust support system, D.I.V.A.S International ensures its chapters receive comprehensive assistance in various forms:

Network of Support Groups

One of the primary objectives is to create a network of support groups for men/women. The D.I.V.A.S International plays a vital role in providing extensive support and guidance to its chapters, fostering a sense of unity and shared purpose.

Ongoing Management Consulting

Chapters benefit from ongoing management consulting services, a testament to D.I.V.A.S International’s commitment to the success and sustainability of its chapters. This support ensures that each chapter operates at its optimal potential.

Experienced Volunteer Assistance

D.I.V.A.S International boasts a pool of dedicated volunteers, all of whom are seasoned members of D.I.V.A.S Clubs. These volunteers, chosen for their experience, creativity, and deep understanding of the organization’s goals, stand ready to offer advice, ideas, and encouragement to new chapter founders, CEOs, Sales Directors, or Presidents.


In conclusion, D.I.V.A.S International’s chapters are not mere organizational units but vibrant hubs of change, each contributing uniquely to the overarching mission. From championing core values to offering unwavering support, these chapters embody the spirit of empowerment and service. Join the movement, start a new chapter, and become part of a global force dedicated to making a positive impact.



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Dr Maria Barbosa

Maria Barbosa

Professional background: Entrepreneur for 36 years working in small and big businesses. Property investor and Property manager FSBA Certified as School Board of Education I possess a Diploma for: PHD-Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Clinical Counseling -Recognized by Florida Secretary of the State & Education Department Licensed Clergy Pastor ACCEL-Holistic Life Coach Founder-Director of ACCEL Educational Leadership Specialized on Temperaments – Personalities Bachelor of Theology in Pastoral leadership Certified-Mastering Ecclesiastical Administration Author of ACCEL Educational Leadership Working as a not for profit consultant Coordinator-advisor for Youth I’m an artist and an advocate for my community. & Founder of D.I.V.A.S International & Pass President of Kiwanis Flagler Palm Coast



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