Intern Spotlight: Christine and Zaihra

Two wonderful women, Christine Francis and Zaihra Ahmed, joined Saheli as interns last fall. They have brought lots of energy, enthusiasm, and fresh ideas to their positions. Christine, a psychology major at Lasell College, works as Saheli’s Domestic Violence Program Intern, and also assists with the College Readiness Program for South Asian Girls. Zaihra Khairun…

Help Us Identify Gaps to Improve Our Services!

Saheli and a research partner at BU are conducting a survey to better understand the needs of South Asian women and families. Please take a few minutes to participate and help us to identify gaps to improve our services. The survey is purely voluntary and will take 15-20 minutes. Feel free to pass it on…

Saheli at Health and Wellness Expo March 5th in Burlington

Join us at the annual Health and Wellness Expo at the Burlington Marriott Hotel on Sunday March 5th. Please stop by our table and pick up a free calendar and information about our services. We look forward to seeing you. Volunteer for Saheli, learn about the exciting things going on at Saheli head quarters. For…

Saheli Outreach at 2017 IAGB Republic Day Celebration

By Supriya Gupta Saheli began 2017 in full swing, leading another outreach program right in the first month of the year, during the frosty New England winter. The outreach event was the Indian Association of Greater Boston (IAGB)’s Republic Day celebration, held at Burlington High School on January 28th. Hundreds of people flocked to the…

Men Can Help End Gender-Based Violence: White Ribbon Day Event

Saheli Advisory Committee Member Ramesh Advani will lead Saheli’s participation in White Ribbon Day, an annual event in which men and boys are invited to be leaders in ending gender-based violence and transforming harmful gender norms. Saheli welcomes you to join us and Jane Doe Inc. at Faneuil Hall on March 1st, 2017. Please RSVP…

Saheli receives a generous grant from the Lenny Zakim Fund

The Lenny Zakim Fund THE LENNY ZAKIM FUND AWARDED  $625,000 TO 53 GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONS Saheli was fortunate to be one of the recipients. Funds will be used to expand our reach to immigrant women from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and other countries and provide culturally and linguistically responsive services to deal with domestic violence. Jude…

Saheli to Join South Asian Coalition at the Boston Women’s March

Sahelis Mariya Taher, Katy Hurley and Usha Vakil join the Boston Women’s March on the Commons. Saheli invites you to join the South Asian Coalition in the Boston Women’s March for America on Saturday, January 21st, at 11 AM.  March in solidarity to support equality, professional opportunities, and freedom from harassment regardless of our ethnicity,…

Open Labs for Computer Beginners in January and February

Due to the enthusiasm and energy of Saheli Vandana Sharma Saheli will offer free classes “Open Labs for Beginners” learning to use computers this January and February in Quincy Public Library. Open Labs will take place Saturday mornings from 10am-12 noon. For more details, please see attached flyer. To register, call Thomas Crane Public Library…

Volunteer Spotlight: Shivangi Shah

By Shanta Poddar, Volunteer Shivangi Shah joined Saheli as a volunteer in the summer of 2016. She took a huge share of the responsibility of making Saheli’s online Purple Purse challenge a success. She worked tirelessly managing the technical aspects  of the fundraiser, and helped to write the messages and create the images and video. She reached out to…