Parenting South Asian Children and Teens

Rohit Chandra M.D. Adult and Child Psychiatrist,  MGH-Chelsea Sunday, March 13th 2:30pm Acton Library, 486 Main St, Acton, MA 01720 Topics include: Parenting Challenges: Value Differences and Navigation Strategies Parenting in the Digital Era: Social Media and Screen Time Talk will be followed by 30-minute “Stress-Relieving Exercises” led by Nishitha Foster (Zumba and Pilates Instructor)…

Saheli’s Quincy Computer Class Successfully Completed!

Saheli South Shore completed its first successful computer class semester in the Fall of 2015. The classes were enthusiastically created in collaboration with all of the library staff and assistant director, Clayton Cheever. The classes focused on a basic introduction to web browsing, resource finding, electronic correspondence, letter writing, as well as budget charts using…

Don’t Miss Mehndi on March 20th, 3-7 pm!

On March 20, 2016, Saheli, Support and Friendship for South Asian Women and Families will be hosting our annual Mehndi fundraiser at Sons of Italy in Woburn, MA. In years past, this women and young girls’ event has been sold-out and is aimed at spreading the word about Saheli among other South Asian groups, particularly…

Ramesh Advani Discusses engaging men in anti-violence work

(Originally published in Jane Doe Inc Website) Mr. Ramesh Advani is a member of the advisory committee of Saheli, a Jane Doe Inc. member organization serving the South Asian community of the greater Boston area. Ramesh recalls first getting involved with Saheli in fundraising efforts, only to find himself called to partner with them in…

Celebrating India’s Republic Day at Burlington High School!

Written by Saheli Volunteer, Supriya Saurabh “A Nation’s Culture Resides In The Hearts and In The Souls of Its People” Anonymous It was a cold Saturday evening in the town of Burlington when hundreds of people of Indian origin came together to celebrate India Day. The festive atmosphere at the Burlington High School Auditorium was…

Saheli’s Economic Empowerment Program Introduces ‘Meri Saheli’

By Saheli Volunteer, Nikita Singhal Saheli’s Economic Empowerment Program (EEP) strives to support low-income families and female survivors of domestic violence in gaining economic self-sufficiency. The diagram below, taken from Saheli’s website, illustrates the four major services offered by Saheli: financial assistance, educational courses, mentor programs and career planning. Since the organization’s successful Nirbhaya Gala…

Where are the words to tell you this?

By Saheli Volunteer, Supriya Misra Let me tell you a few scenes of stories you have heard before: Seema feels too anxious to take her exams, her mind racing and her heart beating too fast. Amar seems tired all the time, lying in bed and wishing he never had to get up again. Kiran panics…

Bookkeeper Needed

Bookkeeper Job Description Saheli seeks a motivated, talented and dynamic individual to serve as a Bookkeeper. Work 1 hour per week, year round. The bookkeeper offers support to an organization’s Board Treasurer, who keeps track of the organization’s financial records. Responsibilities include: Communicate and work with the Board Treasurer and Board President on financial records….

Volunteers Needed to help with Computers 101 in Quincy!

Volunteers Requests for Computers 101 Do you use computers? Are you looking to utilize your time helping others? Would you like to learn something new or make more friends and get to know your community? Saheli is looking for volunteers for the following 2 spring session classes in Quincy. Commit to 4, 6, 8 or…