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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,…

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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. …

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Legal Training for Advocates by REACH

By Christine Francis On March 23rd, 12pm-2pm, Saheli had the honor of hosting REACH’s Community Engagement Specialist, Lauren Montanaro and her colleague in our office. In this time, Lauren and her colleague tailored their presentation around various legal issues including: the heightened fear around immigration, restraining orders, shelters, housing, and a general overview of domestic violence. Throughout…

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Sahelis Sworn In As Commissioners

By Divya Chandra, Saheli Volunteer Two Saheli volunteers, Professor Anil Saigal and Jonjy Ananth, MD, were sworn in as Commissioners of the Asian American Commission late last month by State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg in a simple yet beautiful ceremony held at the State House. The ceremony was attended by the new Commissioners of 2017, Office…

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Resources for Understanding Gender-Based Violence

By Gouri Banerjee, Board President The Asian Pacific Institute on Gender Based Violence (API-GBV) has recently updated some excellent resources that will be of interest to all agencies working with Asian people. In the section entitled “Resources | Publications |Research |Statistics,” they spotlight some excellent materials which include, for example: New: Directory of Domestic and…

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Intern Spotlight: Christine and Zaihra

Two wonderful women, Christine Francis and Zaihra Ahmed, joined Saheli as interns last fall. They have brought lots of energy, enthusiasm, and fresh ideas to their positions. Christine, a psychology major at Lasell College, works as Saheli’s Domestic Violence Program Intern, and also assists with the College Readiness Program for South Asian Girls. Zaihra Khairun…

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Help Us Identify Gaps to Improve Our Services!

Saheli and a research partner at BU are conducting a survey to better understand the needs of South Asian women and families. Please take a few minutes to participate and help us to identify gaps to improve our services. The survey is purely voluntary and will take 15-20 minutes. Feel free to pass it on…

Health-Wellness Expo March 5th

Saheli at Health and Wellness Expo March 5th in Burlington

Join us at the annual Health and Wellness Expo at the Burlington Marriott Hotel on Sunday March 5th. Please stop by our table and pick up a free calendar and information about our services. We look forward to seeing you. Volunteer for Saheli, learn about the exciting things going on at Saheli head quarters. For…

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Saheli Outreach at 2017 IAGB Republic Day Celebration

By Supriya Gupta Saheli began 2017 in full swing, leading another outreach program right in the first month of the year, during the frosty New England winter. The outreach event was the Indian Association of Greater Boston (IAGB)’s Republic Day celebration, held at Burlington High School on January 28th. Hundreds of people flocked to the…