Healthy Food, Healthy Relationships

Healthy Food, Healthy Relationships is a joint initiative by Saheli and CHNA 15. The program encourages couples to work as a team in preparing meals thus encouraging positive interactions and communication. Saheli held two sessions of the program in December and January. The discussions were led by Dr. Sukanya Ray, an expert professional with knowledge…

Looking Back at 2018, and Looking Forward to 2019

Looking back at 2018, we are glad to share with you some of the important initiatives Saheli – Support and Friendship for South Asian Women and Families undertook towards fulfilling its mission of empowering South Asian women and families to lead safe and healthy lives. Saheli expanded its legal services to the South Asian Community….

Saheli Expands Free Legal Services to the South Asian Community

This article appeared in India New England News By Gouri Banerjee Saheli Board Member BURLINGTON, MA–Saheli, Inc., is very excited to collaborate with two Law offices, adding free Family Law & Immigration Law services to its growing portfolio of services offered to the South Asian Community. Starting in July 2018, clients can make appointments to…

Diya Chaturvedi Appointed New Co-Executive Director at Saheli

  BURLINGTON, MA—Saheli Boston, a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization dedicated to addressing issues related to domestic violence in the South Asian community, has appointed Divya Chaturvedi as its new Co-Executive Director. She replaces Savitha Rajiv and Nadia Madden, who left Saheli recently. Ms. Chaturvedi, who holds an MPA degree from Columbia University’s School of International and…

Depression Test

Depression can often go unnoticed. Although anyone can be affected by depression, it is especially common among victims and survivors of domestic violence. Abuse by a person close to you can leave deep physical, as well as mental scars. It can even trigger clinical depression. Do take this confidential test designed by Tuft’s University to…

Domestic Homicides Can Be Prevented

In a thought provoking article, the Patriot Ledger presented two articles in October 2018 about homicide and domestic violence. In the second article, shown at this link, http://www.patriotledger.com/news/20180930/experts-domestic-homicides-can-be-prevented they provide more advise on how to prevent death from domestic violence. Making the case for early intervention, that is, not waiting until the crime has actually…

Candlelight Vigil at Burllington Police Department

Twenty women, men and children met at the Burlington Police Department on Friday October 5th at 6:30 pm to light candles in the memory of people who have lost their lives to domestic violence. Sahelis were joined by members of the Burlington community and the candles were of great interest to the seven children who…