Domestic Homicides Can Be Prevented

In a thought provoking article, the Patriot Ledger presented two articles in October 2018 about homicide and domestic violence. In the second article, shown at this link, http://www.patriotledger.com/news/20180930/experts-domestic-homicides-can-be-prevented they provide more advise on how to prevent death from domestic violence. Making the case for early intervention, that is, not waiting until the crime has actually…

Candlelight Vigil at Burllington Police Department

Twenty women, men and children met at the Burlington Police Department on Friday October 5th at 6:30 pm to light candles in the memory of people who have lost their lives to domestic violence. Sahelis were joined by members of the Burlington community and the candles were of great interest to the seven children who…

Help Saheli Win the AllState Purple Purse Challenge by October 31st 2018!

Now through October 31, donate to Saheli through the Allstate Foundation #PurplePurseChallenge fundraiser to support domestic violence survivors. Help us to win the $100,000 grand prize by ensuring Saheli receives the most donations! One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Chances are, it’s someone you know. Whether it’s a friend, family member or co-worker,…

Providing South Asian Families Greater Access to Legal Systems

The 2018-2019 Access to Justice (ATJ) Fellows Program welcomed Saheli, Inc. as a partner organization for the first time this summer.  The Program is a collaboration of the Lawyers Clearinghouse and the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission. ATJ Fellow, Attorney Jerry Tutor, chose to work with Saheli, lead consultations with Saheli clients twice every month,…

India Assoc. Of Greater Boston Celebrates India Day

India Day Festival 2018, held with great fan-fare on August 19, 2018, was the biggest celebration of the year for multi-ethnic Indians from across Massachusetts. Held on Boston City Hall Plaza this year, for the first time, the celebration was full of energy, color and joy. Corporate sponsors included smarTours, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare and BMW…

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…