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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Saheli Showcases Programs and Services at Mission Hill Health Fair

On April 9th, 2016, Saheli hosted a table at the Mission Hill Health Fair. This community health fair in Boston’s Mission Hill neighborhood was organized by Mission Hill Health Movement in partnership with the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to bring information about health care services to the community. Saheli distributed brochures and…

Senior Domestic Violence Advocate Salita Mehta gets an Award

  Massachusetts Office For Victim Assistance (MOVA) awarded Saheli’s Senior Domestic Violence Advocate Salita Mehta an award for her 10 years of service helping victims and survivors. The ceremony was held at the World Trade Center, and attended by Maura Healy, Mass Attorney General, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, hosted by Liam Lowney, ED of MOVA…

NH State Rep Latha Mangipudi Speaks with Saheli

On April 9th, 2016, Saheli welcomed New Hampshire State Representative Latha Mangipudi to our monthly meeting to discuss her constituents’ challenges and future opportunities for collaboration with Saheli. Representative Mangipudi is the first Indian American to be elected to the New Hampshire State House, and was re-elected in 2014 to represent Ward 8 in Nashua,…

MIRA Coalition to Celebrate Immigrant’s Day at State House

The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition will be celebrating the 20th annual Immigrant’s Day at the Massachusetts State House on Monday April 11. Attorney General Maura Healey will be honored and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz will be making special remarks. In the current anti-immigrant climate, it is crucial that immigrants and refugees have their…