Meet Nadia Madden – Saheli’s new Co-Executive Director

We are excited to welcome our new Co-Executive Director, Nadia Madden. Nadia oversees finance, strategic planning and development. Before joining Saheli, she co-founded and served as a board member of WatSan Action, a nonprofit dedicated to helping women and their families access safe water and a healthy environment in Jakarta’s slum communities, and volunteered for…

Saheli has new outreach wristbands!

“SAFE HEALTHY EMPOWERED” Saheli’s mission is to empower South Asian women and their families to lead safe and healthy lives. We now have the mission on our brand new neon green wristbands, and will be on our outreach tables at an event near you! The wristband also features out 24 hour toll-free hotline number, handy…

India Day, IAGB Boston

Sunday, August 20, 2017. About a dozen Sahelis showed up to celebrate India Day at the Hatch Shell. This year Saheli’s had a beautiful green canopy tent to shade us from the strong August sun. Saved our skin!! 2017 was special because Saheli volunteer and youth leader Neil Gandhi was chosen for a prestigious award…

India Day, India Society of Worcester

Saheli had a great time in the India Day Function thanks to Supriya Saurabh, Divya Chandra and Usha Verma for volunteering and helping out at the booth all day. There were several inquires for into regarding DV, Immigration and potential relationship problems. We handed out over 150 brochures and cards! Many people even recognized Saheli…

Know Your Rights

In light of the current political climate, it is easy to feel confused about what one can and can’t do. Many immigrant women, not familiar with immigration law or who have been kept in the dark about their immigration status by their abusers, are afraid to venture out of the house, wear their ethnic clothes,…

Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on Children

Maya Ragavan, MD, BMC, pediatrician, spoke to Saheli DV advocates on Saturday April 8th about the Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on Children’s Health and Wellbeing at the monthly meeting in Burlington, MA. In a thorough review of the latest research Dr. Ragavan, shared information about The Adverse Childhood Experience study and talked about positive,…

Quincy Computer Classes

In March, Saheli began offering an “Advanced Excel and Publisher” computer class at Thomas Crane Public Library So far, students have finished three Excel classes with Saheli volunteer Alvin teaching all three at an intermediate level. In addition to Alvin, Usha, Mary, and Mimi have volunteered their computer expertise and their time as teaching assistants. …