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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 and…

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Breaking the Silence of Caste-based Sexualized Violence: #DalitWomenFight

By Uma Venkatraman, Saheli Volunteer On Saturday, September 19th, #DalitWomenFight, an international campaign to end caste-based sexualized violence that is led and organized by Dalit women, arrived in Boston as part of their national tour. The event was held in Encuentro 5, a community space in downtown Boston, and involved a panel discussion highlighting the…

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Support Saheli’s Holiday Food Drive!

Saheli will be hosting a Holiday Food Drive! More information is below. If you can donate, please do so! Saheli’s Holiday Food Drive What: All food will be donated to the Burlington Food Pantry. Please donate South Asian foods such as rice, daal, packed spices, packed snacks and bottled items. Where: Drop them off at the…

Saheli is awarded Harvard Pilgrim Community Spirit Mini Grant!

By Sweta Mepani, Advisory Committee Member Saheli is the proud recipient of the Harvard Pilgrim Community Spirit Mini Grant of $500 from the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation.This program enables employees from Harvard Pilgrim, Health Plans Inc. (their affiliate) and Dell Services (their IT partner) to award an annual grant, to a local charity of…

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Vigil held for victims of domestic abuse

(originally published in Community Advocate on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015) Shrewsbury – A candlelight vigil was held on Shrewsbury Common Oct. 15 to remember those who have been victims of domestic violence. Local leaders, clergy and residents joined co-hosts from the Against Domestic Violence in Shrewsbury Education (ADVISE) project and Saheli, which advocates for South…

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Saheli’s New Initiative: Women’s Friendship and Support Group

Saheli, an organization dedicated to empowering South Asian Women and Families is extending support and friendship towards women via their new program. Recently, the nonprofit started a free, support group that aims to empower women by building positive self-esteem in healthy relationships. The support group is being led by Salita Mehta, Domestic Violence Advocate and…

Saheli’s Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award for Exemplary Service

ANNUAL ASIAN AMERICAN COMMISSION HONORS COMMUNITY’S HERITAGE AND DIVERSITY. BOSTON – On Thursday, October 15, 2015, the Asian American Commission (AAC) of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will highlight the extraordinary work of individuals and organizations within the Asian American community of the state at their Ninth Annual Unity Dinner: Honoring Our Heritage, Celebrating Our Diversity.”…

October is Domestic Violence Awarenss Month

Saheli 5K Walk Against Violence

Since 2005, Saheli has been organizing an annual 5K Walk Against Violence during October, Domestic Violence Awareness month. This year, the walk was held on Sunday, October 3rd and despite the harsh winds and weather was attended by the young and old alike. Board Member and event organizer, Tanvi Devimane led the way for the…

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Asian American Commission to Honor Saheli With Lifetime Achievement Award

(Article originally published in India New England on October 8, 2015) BOSTON – On Thursday, Oct. 15, the Asian American Commission of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will honor Saheli with Lifetime Achievement Award. The Commission, known as AAC, will also highlight the extraordinary work of individuals and organizations within the Asian American community of the…