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…

Help Saheli Win the AllState Purple Purse Challenge by October 31st 2018!

Now through October 31, donate to Saheli through the Allstate Foundation #PurplePurseChallenge fundraiser to support domestic violence survivors. Help us to win the $100,000 grand prize by ensuring Saheli receives the most donations! One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Chances are, it’s someone you know. Whether it’s a friend, family member or co-worker,…

Providing South Asian Families Greater Access to Legal Systems

The 2018-2019 Access to Justice (ATJ) Fellows Program welcomed Saheli, Inc. as a partner organization for the first time this summer.  The Program is a collaboration of the Lawyers Clearinghouse and the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission. ATJ Fellow, Attorney Jerry Tutor, chose to work with Saheli, lead consultations with Saheli clients twice every month,…

India Assoc. Of Greater Boston Celebrates India Day

India Day Festival 2018, held with great fan-fare on August 19, 2018, was the biggest celebration of the year for multi-ethnic Indians from across Massachusetts. Held on Boston City Hall Plaza this year, for the first time, the celebration was full of energy, color and joy. Corporate sponsors included smarTours, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare and BMW…