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…

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.”…

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…

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…

Free Computer Classes by Saheli Start in Quincy Center

Saheli started an exciting new computer literacy program at the Thomas Crane Public Library in Quincy Center on October 7, 2015.  We thank Clayton Cheever and staff members of the library for their help in getting these classes started.       The Waltham Public Library class has started up once again and invites students and volunteers…

Help Saheli During the October Purple Purse Challenge!

Domestic violence affects 1 in 4 women in her lifetime – yet it’s a difficult topic to talk about. To get the conversation started and raise awareness for domestic violence, The Allstate Foundation created the Purple Purse Challenge. SAHELI in Massachusetts is one of more than 160 nonprofit organizations across the country selected to participate. Massachusetts…

Saheli has been honored as a 2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit!

Burlington, MA (September 22, 2015) –Saheli, Support and Friendship for South Asian Women and Families announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2015 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2015 Nonprofit,” says Gouri Banerjee, Ph.D., Chair of…