June 9th is Saheli Volunteer Appreciation Day

We welcome all our volunteers to a party to celebrate YOU!! Please join us on Saturday, June 9th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at Burlington Public Library. Hear about opportunities at Saheli, learn about our strategic plan for 2018-2020 and meet the Saheli team. Food and beverages will be served, free. All volunteers, past and…

Saheli Sends Mother’s Day Greetings and Gifts

This year, thanks to the enthusiasm and generosity of Saheli’s volunteers, we sent 25 gift baskets to mothers who have overcome difficult challenges in their lives, and live alone or in shelters. Volunteers gathered at the Saheli office and made 25 beautiful baskets that included a variety of gift certificates. During a conversation with Sweta…

Saheli Sets its Three-year Strategic Plan

Saheli is experiencing significant growth in the number of people being served, the kind of services provided and the increasing recognition of its unique linguistic and culturally rich domestic violence services. To continue this positive trend, Saheli has just concluded its three year strategic plan led by Kiran Uppuluri, Board Member and Supriya Saurabh, President…

Meet Savitha Rajiv, Saheli’s new Co-Executive Director

  We are excited to welcome our new Co-Executive Director, Savitha Rajiv. Savitha oversees community relationships and outreach programs including the domestic violence prevention and education program. She brings over 14 years of experience working in the non-profit organization called North-South Foundation, a national organization serving South Asian youth and families. Savitha has a M.S….

Saheli Volunteer Jonjy Ananth Receives a YWCA Award

The YWCA of Worcester, working to eliminate racism and empower women gave their 2017 award to Saheli Volunteer Jonjy Ananth, MD, MPH, on October 16th, 2017 to recognize his commitment to ending domestic violence. Congratulations to Jonjy from all the Saheli’s for this wonderful award during October, the month that commemorates our commitment to ending…

Parenting workshops for South Asian mothers

Saheli launched its new program called Positive Parenting in October, 2017. It is a program that is focused on developing a strong, deeply committed relationship between parent and child based on communication and mutual respect. The program is funded by a generous grant from Community Health Network 15. The Saheli program is led by Maya…

Meet Nadia Madden – Saheli’s new Co-Executive Director

We are excited to welcome our new Co-Executive Director, Nadia Madden. Nadia oversees finance, strategic planning and development. Before joining Saheli, she co-founded and served as a board member of WatSan Action, a nonprofit dedicated to helping women and their families access safe water and a healthy environment in Jakarta‚Äôs slum communities, and volunteered for…

Saheli has new outreach wristbands!

“SAFE HEALTHY EMPOWERED” Saheli’s mission is to empower South Asian women and their families to lead safe and healthy lives. We now have the mission on our brand new neon green wristbands, and will be on our outreach tables at an event near you! The wristband also features out 24 hour toll-free hotline number, handy…

India Day, IAGB Boston

Sunday, August 20, 2017. About a dozen Sahelis showed up to celebrate India Day at the Hatch Shell. This year Saheli’s had a beautiful green canopy tent to shade us from the strong August sun. Saved our skin!! 2017 was special because Saheli volunteer and youth leader Neil Gandhi was chosen for a prestigious award…