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Celebrating Indian Independence Day August 2016

Saheli volunteers celebrated India Independence Day organized by the India Society of Worcester on August 14, 2016. The ISW Crises Committee was generous and donated a free table to Saheli. This allowed Saheli to undertake a survey of South Asian community needs and get to know partners and members of the ISW Crises Committee. Thank…

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Fall 2016 Computer Literacy Classes Begin in September

Saheli computer classes are getting ready for an exciting fall session in both Waltham and Quincy. In Waltham, computerclasses for beginners will be held every Wednesday evening from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Waltham Public Library on Main Street. The Fall 2016 session will begin on September 21st and conclude on December 7th. To sign…

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Saheli’s Recent Awards

By: Mani Dixit Since 1996, Saheli has been providing necessary services to South Asian women and families. In recognition of their work, Saheli has received the following recognition listed below in the past two years: Usha Vakil Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Leader Bank Usha Vakil, Saheli Board member was honored with the Lifetime Achievement…

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Mother-Daughter Volunteer Spotlight: Binu & Meghana

By Mani Dixit This mother-daughter volunteer duo is doing wonders for Saheli. Earlier this year, Binu Gopinathan joined Saheli as a volunteer to be part of our writing volunteer group and after having volunteered with Saheli for some time, she inspired her daughter, Meghana, to join Saheli as a volunteer. Meghana, a 13-year-old artist is…

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Saheli Completes Third Computer Literacy Class in Quincy

On May 18, 2016, Saheli concluded its third basic computer literacy class for adults. The class ran for twelve weeks and offered training in email, Internet skills, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint at beginner and more skilled levels. The class was held at the Thomas Crane Public Library in Quincy, MA. The Library donated a…

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Saheli Family Services Coordinator Receives Award for Service

Rita Shah, Saheli Family Services Coordinator, has been chosen to receive the National Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Community Service Award for her community service and for embracing diversity. She will receive this distinguished honor on behalf of Partners in Transportation Diversity Committee, a group within the Massachusetts Department of Transportation on Monday, May 9th at…

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Saheli Holds Volunteer Appreciation Party

On Sunday April 24, Saheli’s dedicated volunteers gathered at Burlington Public Library to receive appreciation for all their hard work, dedication, and compassion. Our volunteers assist with computer literacy classes, advocate for survivors, represent Saheli at outreach events, raise funds, and give their services and precious time to sustain Saheli’s mission to empower South Asian women and…

Financial Aid for South Asian Women in Massachusetts

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION EMPOWERMENT & EDUCATION   Saheli is a social service agency and provides free services to victims and survivors of domestic violence. Our office is in Burlington, Massachusetts and we also provide services in Waltham, Shrewsbury and Quincy. Services include safety and survival planning, physical and mental health resources, legal and immigration referrals…

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Saheli Boston meets with India Society of Worcester Crises Team

Three Saheli board members met with nine women from the the Crises Team of the India Society of Worcester for a very constructive meeting to explore ways to collaborate. The Worcester team is doing great work helping survivors of gender based violence, running a free Health Stop Clinic every Wednesday  night, and assisting families in…