Our Spring 2016 Support Group starts on March 2nd! We hope to see you there.
About Saheli’s Support Group
Saheli invites you to join our monthly support groups, held in Burlington and Quincy MA. Saheli Sabha is a women’s support group that focuses on women’s issues, supporting sisters, sharing experiences, and improving and empowering ourselves. Join us for great discussions, build empathy by listening, and develop yourself by hearing from psychologists, physicians and social workers. Receive and give support from a caring and experienced women’s group.
The support groups are a wonderful way for women to minister to women and to develop lasting friendships. However it is possible that deeper issues may be triggered, especially for those who have had traumatic experiences. Saheli will refer women to appropriate professional help at no cost.
Location: Burlington Public Library, 22 Sears St. Burlington, MA 01803
Schedule: Meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month from 2-4 pm during Saheli’s Monthly Meetings. Please see our Events Calendar for exact dates or write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Why a women’s support group?
In South Asian cultures, family issues are rarely discussed outside the family; psychologists and psychiatrists are almost never consulted except in extreme crises; the police are feared and many women suffer in silence. They fear the loss of privacy, doubt they can be helped, and fear that seeking help may escalate bad situations, rather than reduce tensions at home.
Women who are unable to use community resources for support often become locked into domestic abuse, violence, abandonment, substance abuse, denial of family privileges, and sometimes, homelessness. Saheli advocates for culturally appropriate early interventions consisting of support, friendship and counseling to avoid family breakdown and believes that most interventions can save families, reduce costs in health and police services, incarceration, and serious health risks for women. When women are assured professionalism, privacy and confidentiality, support can empower women to diminish instances of violence, abuse and poor health. By combining face-to-face meetings with an online Internet e-group, Saheli Sabha is designed to overcome serious barriers women face in joining support groups.