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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…

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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…

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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…

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Women of the World Shine at Saheli Gala

(original article appeared in India New England on September 23, 2015) WALTHAM, MA– The four nightingales from the Women of the World, an all-women music group born at Berklee College of Music, stole the heart and soul of the audience who came to support Saheli-Boston. (Photo: Rasik Mehta) “It was such an honor for Women…

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Esta Soler Gives a TEDTalk

One of the world’s foremost experts on violence against women and children, Esta Soler is a pioneer who founded the Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) 26 years ago and made it one of the world’s leading violence prevention agencies. As we approach October, Domestic Violence Month, you will enjoy listening to this 11 minute TedTalk…

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Saheli Celebrates Nirbhaya its Third Fundraising Gala

Saheli’s Fundraising Gala Nirbhaya Raises $80,000 Powered by Translate Press Release 09/22/2015 Saheli’s Fundraising Gala Nirbhaya was held on Friday, September 18, 2015 at the Waltham Westin Hotel in Waltham, MA. An elegant and sophisticated event, the gala generated a gross revenue of $80,000. Nirbhaya was led by two skilled and dynamic women– chair Anu…

The Role of Saheli’s Domestic Violence Advocates

Saheli has ten trained domestic violence advocates, who assist South Asian women experiencing domestic violence. Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender.  It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels….

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Join Saheli’s New Volunteer Writers Group

Aims: To use writing as a tool for highlighting gender issues within the South Asian community including, but not limited to gender identity, gender violence, survivor support, and healthy relationships. To educate and spread awareness of these issues amongst the South Asian population in specific, and general population at large. Through this writing group, we…