As a victim of sexual assault, I realize the great need and great work that Dr. Chambers does. Her work is sincere and her passion is undeniable.
When I was young (13), I was molested by my father, an attempted rape that hurt and confused me for most of my adult life. When I attended my first of Deborah Chambers' conferences, I was amazed at the work she was attempting to do, for me and everyone in attendance. Deborah's conferences helped us draw a circle of safety and inclusion around ourselves and get on with our lives, knowing that we had the support of Deborah Chambers and others as a foundation.
The conferences helped to break through that sense of shame that we can carry when someone has violated you. There was help for everyone, and lots of love in the room.
The conferences educated people, helping them to feel more empowered, with a greater sense of self and purpose.
The conferences offered healing testimonials that helped if you felt you were alone.
At the end of the conference, everyone seemed to be happy that they were able to
touch or address what they needed, and we all looked forward to the next one.
Amazing dedicated non-profit, addressing an issue that is not often addressed and treated. A humble and clear understanding of the quality of service to clients and takes pride and everything they do. Great organization, should defiantly receive all the help and donations they can!
DC Empowering Children, Inc is always available to assist in any situation. Dr. Deborah Chambers has inspired many children. Her extraordinary compassion can not be compared to anyone.
Dr. Deborah Chambers is an amazing woman she is the only person that I know that will HELP/assist/counsel you at any time of the day or night! I have seen her work thru conferences and cookouts for the community. Dr. Chambers gives 150% with each endeavor she faces. We need more Deborah Chambers in the world!!!!
This organization is all about helping and empowering children. Just amazing
An African proverb reminds us that "Rivers are filled one drop at a time." Codman Square Health Center is putting in much more than its share of drops to address the inequities, public health challenges and achievement gaps that plague too many of our Black and Brown communities. They are providing comprehensive primary care, behavioral health, substance use, and so many other services to neighborhoods with higher morbidity and mortality rates, further exacerbated by COVID-19. They, quite frankly, save lives, and are as much (s)heroes as the first responders and hospital workers, and have been on the front lines of keeping our children healthy with care, timely immunizations and a competitive education with high academic rigor and social supports. They are treating and training the next generation of leaders! Thank you Codman Square Health Center!
I went from a client to a volunteer. I hope that you can have Stephanie Carnegie as a guest speaker. She specializes in trauma informed care and is interested in your organization.
Deborah Chambers is a friend, counselor, and confidant . She has been there for me personally and professionally.
Child abuse is a serious issue that shouldn't be taken lightly. There is also power in healing, this organization provides that hope and understanding that is needed to survive the crisis. What I like most about DC Empowering Children is the awareness it brings to the subject and providing the tools and resources needed to come out on top. It's not just a resource for victims i
Dr. Deborah Chambers Is very devoted to her organization DC Empowering Children, Inc. She's gone above and beyond to teach and encourage people in the community who's life has been changed because of sexual abuse. Dr. Chambers has committed herself to this cause and explains her story so that it may help others that have been sexually abused. This organization will help others to be able to cope and discuss situations that they didn't want to deal with and help them move forward in their normal everyday life. Dr. Chambers and her organization is one of a kind and it's very encouraging and needs to be recognized on every level. She is truly an asset to the community. Keep up the good work Dr. Chambers, I can't wait to join your team!
When I met Dr. Debbie I wanted to be of assistance in sharing my years of expertise as a non-profit senior manager. What she is doing to help exploited children is a Blessing! In every situation children need to know they are not alone.
Wonderful organization helping children and adults damaged from predators as children.
Recommend to groups throughout Massachusetts and New England.
I have been a part of DCEC for many years now. 2020 has presented many challenges but Debbie Chambers found a way to still be an asset to the community. whether it was talking to people on the phone or via email, She was always available and kept her line open for people. Staying open and staying available to clients is always necessary especially during these times where people were stuck at home, were not working, and were dealing with new challenges never faced before. She is absolutely incredible and although things haven't gone well this year, She had to adjust the changing times just like everyone else! She's done well. Thank you DC!
I recently attended the November 2019 conference and I must say it was amazing! There were awesome speakers, open conversation and engagement with the audience.. music to go with the story line.. it was empowering! Every year that I attend the conference, I walk away with new information, new friends, and new perspectives that I had not thought about. I am not a sexual abuse victim but I've benefitted greatly from the stories, support, and love from Dr. Chambers.
More people need to be made aware of her work and her worth! Her organization is one of a kind and it's needs to be properly recognized. She is a true asset to the community.
Thank you for all your work!
I have been coming to this conference for years. I began as a sociology student attending with my mother. I come to these conferences to hear the many stories of triumph over tragedy. It amazes me how terrible events that could have broken these survivors empowered them to keep going.
Free yearly conferences to discuss and empower people in fighting sexual abuse every November. Free yearly cookout at Franklin Park every year to discuss and help people fight sexual abuse. The love from Doctor Deborah Chambers is real. The truth from Dr. Chambers is powerful. She has assisted people in becoming empowered and watches as those she helped reached out to others......to empower !!
It was my first time coming to the conference and it was powerful and empowering, inspirational and supportive. Communities deserve this, children deserve this and I am very grateful to have met Debbie and I hope to continue being a part of such a great organization and cause. God bless
Debbie Chambers is pure love and joy! She is an amazing supporter, advocate, and friend. She always lifts everyones spirits with positivity and never gives up on the cause. Debbie's passion for helping women overcome their trauma, and continues to fight after all these years! Love you Debbie!! :)
Debbie is an amazing, kind-hearted person. You feel her genuity in her interactions with you and others. Her passion is evident and she is truly an inspiration. Keep FIGHTING Debbie!
Keep Rising. Keep Empowering your community.
First let me start with stating that the Founder, Debbie Chambers is speaking from experience and is invested in reaching those who can benefit from her service. She is transparent in her communication and outreaches to all audiences with an emphasis on children. She opens up her presentations and forums to everyone. Her care and support for those experiencing these behaviors from other is remarkable. The program educates and provides resources to others in need so that they can overcome their fears. The time that she dedicates to speaking in her forums whether it be individually or in a group is excessive but necessary. Everyone does not recover at the same pace nor do they require the same attention, but the one thing they do all need is love and support. She recognizes that they are not alone in what they are experiencing or have experienced and makes herself readily available to them. These victims need to know there are several ways of overcoming and seeking help, counseling and support as a victim. I am here to support DC Empowering Children, Inc. because it reaches silent victims who may be scared to talk about or report these incidents. This nonprofit empowers those impacted or loved ones of victims to speak out and make the difference in their loved ones life or friends life. Thanks
I have known Debbi Chambers' work in a variety of contexts: over 20 years ago she was a student of mine and a math tutor in a program I supervised at the University of Massachusetts. She also was the administrator for a 4-day conference I and colleagues organized on Challenging Eurocentrism in Mathematics Education. Her work was outstanding.
Ever since I have followed her activities with the Empowering Children conferences, seen her give a talk at a few of them, and, over the years, discussed her ideas underlying her work in this field. I continue to be impressed with Debbie's thoughtful, resourceful ideas and the nonprofit she has created.
I would recommend DC Empowering Children, Inc. to any one I care for. Dr. Chambers is an unique woman. Dr. Chambers does not treat you like a case file, but as a person. Someone can always say they care, but SHOWING that you actually do, speaks volumes. Dr. Chambers does just that, shows that SHE cares.
I applaud Dr. Chambers for being UNSELFISH and for wanting to put others needs even before hers at times. She is the true definition of a Phenomenal Woman.
This has been quite the experience meeting Dr. Chambers. She has helped me in numerous ways. She always has the right words of wisdom when needed. She always makes herself available and accessible whether it's through a phone call or in person. I'm totally appreciative and honored to know her. Thank you from afar.
Excellent non profit...helped me through so much in my life. Thank you. I donate every year... you should too. Please support this non profit
I have witnessed Dr. Chambers help people in many ways. First listening to her clients needs, she then helps them find what they need to heal!!!!!
DC Empowering Children really did EMPOWER me against sexual abuse! The work was/is hard but I am worth it! Please do what I can't...DONATE.......to EMPOWER someone just like me.
DC Empowering Children has given me the opportunity to connect and meet with so many people that have similar lives to me! I love how involved I feel with this company, especially at the annual cook-out every year!
There have been so many occasions when DC Empowering Children has helped me recognize my worth and build confidence. Without the support of this organization, I don’t know where I would be today. Thank you, DC Empowering Children! You’re the best!
I've known the founder for years she a great women and what she offers the people gives them hope. I love her passion, personality and the love she has for her community and the people she serves.
I was with Debbie at her very first conference in Boston. I had the opportunity to share my story with supportive folks.
, and, in turn, hear of their sufferings. She’s one amazing lady and still going strong. Although I have moved on and away from the area, my heart will always be with Debbie and DC Empowering Children.
Dr. Debbie Chambers is the force behind this much needed organization. DC Empoering children helps those who feel less empowered and without a voice.
I've noticed how the empower people with cookouts and help others is a great thing.
Debbie Chambers is an awesome, kind hearted woman, that gives her time to help children daily. I first met Debbie at the Oliver Wendell Holmes Elementary School, in 1999 when my daughter started going there. Instantly she was liked. The way she connected with the children, made them trust and respect her. Her program, DC Empowering Inc. is amazing. What she does for these children will help them get far in life. They will have the want and desire to succeed thanks to Debbie and DC Empowering Inc. Thank you for what you have done with my children and myself. I hope this program is still around when my grandchildren start school.
This AWESOME NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION is ALWAYS UPLIFTING. Dr. Chambers has gone above and beyond of her learning, training and organizing skills to help benefit the women/men has gone through this horrible occasions in his/her life. I thank GOD that he has given Dr. Chambers the skills and desire to come out and inform ALL of what she's gone through and how working within the DC Empowering Children has made her what she's become and GOD GIVING WOMEN TO HELP OTHERS! I'm glad that we've known each other for over 40+ years and has been able to talk about what she's gone through and I to share with others. KEEP ON DOING WHAT YOU DO!
Dr. Deborah Chambers: Is a very DEVOTED woman when it come's to this organization. She's gone above and beyond to teaching, encouraging and helping people of the community who's life has been change because of sexual abuse. I take my hate off to her because she has gone through this on a personal experience and is a SURVIOR! I pray that any and all can contribute to this cause to help any and all children, adults or anyone who has been a victim of this abuse.
Dr. Deborah Chambers, whom I have known for many years as a friend and colleague is a supportive and knowledgeable individual. The DCEMPOWERING Children organization is her passion. In terms of competence, Dr. Chambers provides insightful planning in preparation to support the children that she guides. Her strong academic training and life work have prepared her for a thoughtful, well-informed practice.
Exceptional teacher-administrators and life guides require the flexibility to meet both the individual needs of their clients and the developing needs of their larger community.
Dr. Chambers demonstrates great flexibility in her practice and I know her to be a person of honesty and integrity. She is a responsible, dedicated professional, who brings positive energy to her organization.
Dr. S. Yamamoto
I have volunteered for this agency for about a year now and worked with Dr. Chambers side by side. From observing and assisting her I can say, she is truly the embodiment of healing through education. I am honored to work with such an agency and looking forward to the continued work in helping children surviving sexual abuse.
I have attended several of DC Empowering Children Conferences. For me they were very healing and allowed me let go of the grip that kept me frozen in time of the molestation as a child which gave my abuser power over me as an adult, as a mother, as a wife and as a woman. Through a lot work, I am an empowered woman. DC Empowering Children also empowers mothers, fathers, families too. We are not alone and don't "knowingly" let the past trauma direct your present life. Take your power back and help others in the process. That is what Dr. Chambers does.
I recently wrote a Thank You letter to Dr. Chambers of DC Empowering Children & I'd like to share some of it with you.
"DC Empowering Children has over the past few years, done for me what years (over 30 years) of on and off therapy failed to do. DC Empowering Children has provided me with a safe forum to feel empowered, and has taught me to embrace my strength and capitalize on it throughout various aspects of my life. Dr. Chambers, you have helped me find my voice! You have help me to overcome self abusive tendencies, to acknowledge my history, and to grow from it."
"I felt safe enough to share my story of childhood sexual abuse and rape among many other forms of abuse I have experienced throughout my life."
This organization is needed throughout this country! The lives that would be impacted and even saved are countless. DC Empowering Children educates communities through free conferences. Support of DC Empowering Children is vital!
This Organization is well needed and has helped many children. Dr. Chambers is a compassionate person with a heart of gold. I am happy to support such an important cause. The issues are dear to my soul. Keep up the excellent work!
Dr. Debbie Chambers is a passionate, devoted, and loving woman. She truly cares about empowering the youth with education for prevention. She also has a unique way of thinking which applies to how she cares for the sexually abused whether they may be child, adult, or teen. With this agency's help I am now able to live in my truth and empowered to continue my journey in healing.
Thank you for everything that you do Dr. Chambers!
With Harmony, Love, and Peace
Without this agency I would not have made it this far. I am a work in progress and looking forward to moving past being raped. I am not a victim anymore!!!!!
Please donate to DC Empowering Children because I am still receiving free services that are not offered anywhere else.
Dr. Debbie Chambers is one of a kind. She is very passionate about what she is doing in her community, bringing forth the attention and awareness of her organization. She is a wonderful and compassionate person serving her purpose to reach out to those who are in need of being heard and never misunderstood.
DC Empowering Children, Inc., is led by a dedicated and passionate individual with great vision and leadership. I am beyond blessed to have met Dr.Chambers. She embodies Integrity, truth and compassion; qualities that are rare and inspirational. DC Empowering Children, Inc., is a organizational that aids people in healing and growth. Allowing individuals to transform from victims into survivors. A place where people can feel safe, supported, heard and understood. We need more Dr.Chambers in this world!
I am a Connecticut resident. I met the organization's founder at a function in the Boston area nearly 10 years ago. After a brief discussion, I became fascinated with the work that she'd been doing in her community. Moreover, i was impressed by her passion. So much so, that I drove up a few months later to attend her annual conference. This was to be the first of many yearly visits. I would often donate my musical talents to the conferences via song. I saw firsthand the results of her support to the 'survivors" and their families. The conferences were informative and engaging. Each year the attendance impressively increased. This is evidence that this organization is making a difference in the lives of those in need. Kudos, Dr. Chambers! Best of Blessings, DC Empowering Children!
~ Robbie Jenkins, CEO/Founder, Overture Entertainment, Inc.
I had a terrible childhood. My biological mother was addicted to crack cocaine and engaged in prostitution during a time when I was in her custody. I suffered abuse on the behalf of my own family members because she was unable to protect me. DC Empowering children gave me a safe place to vent when others shunned me in the worst way.
Shanita P. Williamson
DC Empowering Children, Inc., empowered me to put the pain of all sexual abuse, child & adult, out of my way allowing me to continue my life's journey in a special way... knowing I will handle the hard times which will be outweighed by the GOOD TIMES. All DC Empowering Children client services are ALWAYS FREE
I have been to a few events sponsored by DC Empowering Children. They helped me to complete my childhood trauma of molestation. At each event more people are helped and healed. It is helping many people find their voice and to stop being silent and to speak up and out to help their children and grandchildren. The mission is strong and Dr. Chambers is a caring and compassionate spokesperson and fighter to combat and end sexual abuse of children. Shattering the silence and making your voice be heard is so important. Let stop it now so we don't have more generations of wounded adults dealing with the transgressions that happened to them when they were innocent and powerless. This is an uphill battle and it takes a dedicated leader to champion such a cause. Dr. Chambers is that leader. Supporting this nonprofit will help to heal many generations past, present and generations to come. We can stop Sexual abuse of children if we all speaker up and out loud..., CDW , Boston, MA
DC EMPOWERING CHILDREN has been and will continue to be an inspiration for healing those that have experienced any type of trauma in their lives. The first hand wisdom and experiences expressed by this non-profit has helped clients that would otherwishave a hard time finding solace from their pain and suffering with numerous issues.
DC EMPOWERING CHILDREN has certainly worked hard to gain the reliance and respect for the services they provide. This highly valued non-profit has won my respect and I am willing to advocate for the success of this excellent community service organization.
Cheryl McSwain, MA., MFT
The incredibly powerful work of Dr. Debbie Chambers, in helping empower people to not only overcome their pain, but become stronger, must be recognized as ground breaking.
DCEMPOWERINGCHILDREN is the only way many people can truly heal, rather than taking 20 years in private therapy, to achieve either similar results, or , in my families case, move beyond that.
Her conferences are so moving, empathetic, but doesn't allow people to fall backwards into a victim mentality ever again. Debbie Chambers deserves to be recognized for her tireless work by creating DCEMPOWERINGCHILDREN , a non-profit organization. It is essentially a life saving safety net for people who have suffered through so much.
Dr. Chambers has a true vision, and needs support. As she helps others, I hope to help her by telling the world, DCEMPOWERINGCHILDREN should be awarded as a number one priority to the survivors of sexual abuse.