Celebrating Indian Independence Day August 2016

Saheli volunteers celebrated India Independence Day organized by the India Society of Worcester on August 14, 2016. The ISW Crises Committee was generous and donated a free table to Saheli. This allowed Saheli to undertake a survey of South Asian community needs and get to know partners and members of the ISW Crises Committee. Thank…

Fall 2016 Computer Literacy Classes Begin in September

Saheli computer classes are getting ready for an exciting fall session in both Waltham and Quincy. In Waltham, computerclasses for beginners will be held every Wednesday evening from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Waltham Public Library on Main Street. The Fall 2016 session will begin on September 21st and conclude on December 7th. To sign…

Financial Aid for South Asian Women in Massachusetts

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…

Saheli Boston meets with India Society of Worcester Crises Team

Three Saheli board members met with nine women from the the Crises Team of the India Society of Worcester for a very constructive meeting to explore ways to collaborate. The Worcester team is doing great work helping survivors of gender based violence, running a free Health Stop Clinic every Wednesday  night, and assisting families in…

Saheli Showcases Programs and Services at Mission Hill Health Fair

On April 9th, 2016, Saheli hosted a table at the Mission Hill Health Fair. This community health fair in Boston’s Mission Hill neighborhood was organized by Mission Hill Health Movement in partnership with the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to bring information about health care services to the community. Saheli distributed brochures and…

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…

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…