India Day, IAGB Boston

Sunday, August 20, 2017. About a dozen Sahelis showed up to celebrate India Day at the Hatch Shell. This year Saheli’s had a beautiful green canopy tent to shade us from the strong August sun. Saved our skin!! 2017 was special because Saheli volunteer and youth leader Neil Gandhi was chosen for a prestigious award…

India Day, India Society of Worcester

Saheli had a great time in the India Day Function thanks to Supriya Saurabh, Divya Chandra and Usha Verma for volunteering and helping out at the booth all day. There were several inquires for into regarding DV, Immigration and potential relationship problems. We handed out over 150 brochures and cards! Many people even recognized Saheli…

Know Your Rights

  In light of the current political climate, it is easy to feel confused about what one can and can’t do. Many immigrant women, not familiar with immigration law or who have been kept in the dark about their immigration status by their abusers, are afraid to venture out of the house, wear their ethnic…

Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on Children

Maya Ragavan, MD, BMC, pediatrician, spoke to Saheli DV advocates on Saturday April 8th about the Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on Children’s Health and Wellbeing at the monthly meeting in Burlington, MA. In a thorough review of the latest research Dr. Ragavan, shared information about The Adverse Childhood Experience study and talked about positive,…

Quincy Computer Classes

In March, Saheli began offering an “Advanced Excel and Publisher” computer class at Thomas Crane Public Library So far, students have finished three Excel classes with Saheli volunteer Alvin teaching all three at an intermediate level. In addition to Alvin, Usha, Mary, and Mimi have volunteered their computer expertise and their time as teaching assistants. …

Legal Training for Advocates by REACH

By Christine Francis On March 23rd, 12pm-2pm, Saheli had the honor of hosting REACH’s Community Engagement Specialist, Lauren Montanaro and her colleague in our office. In this time, Lauren and her colleague tailored their presentation around various legal issues including: the heightened fear around immigration, restraining orders, shelters, housing, and a general overview of domestic violence. Throughout…