Saheli recognizes that South Asian women and families need an array of interventions to recover from crises and get back on their feet.

Whether you contact Saheli yourself, through a friend, a Police Department or e-mail know that: Saheli will create a safe, confidential, non-judgmental environment for you and arrange a range of free, culturally sensitive, language-specific information and support services. We will listen and educate you about your options with the goal to help empower you by making well informed decisions, and become self-sufficient, healthy and free from  abuse and violence.

Saheli offers services in two areas:

Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention

  • Helpline and Safety Planning
    • Advice on how to obtain copies of important documents
    • Counseling on visa and immigration issues
    • Referrals to legal aid for child custody
  • Counseling
    • One-on-one counseling (available in South Asian languages)
    • Referrals to psychological support
    • Support groups
    • Assistance to obtain emergency shelter
    • Assistance to obtain public benefits
    • Help with reporting abuse
  • Educational Programs
    • Men Against Violence
    • Emotional Well-being and Mental Health

Legal & Immigration Support

  • Interpretation and translation for police and court
  • Court accompaniment
  • Help to report abuse and file incident reports
  • Assistance with obtaining restraining orders
  • Advice on how to obtain copies of important documents
  • Referrals to legal aid for child custody, child support or divorce
  • Training for local police departments on cultural sensitivity
  • Advocacy for immigrants

Economic Empowerment

  • Services for Mothers and Families
  • Financial aid to South Asian women and families
  • Computer Literacy classes in Waltham and Quincy
  • Career counseling and assistance to find employment
  • Financial literacy assistance
  • Volunteer and educational opportunities