Saheli Shines Light on Domestic Violence in Uncertain Times

By Shanta Poddar, Volunteer In October of 2016, Saheli participated in and sponsored various events in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Since 1987, October has been observed as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the U.S. Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981, and was conceived by the…

Saheli Participates in Diwali Celebrations in Cambridge

The City of Cambridge celebrated Diwali 2016 with great enthusiasm at the Cambridge Senior Center on Sunday, October 30th, 2016. Mayor E. Denise Simmons and Councilor Nadeem Mazen warmly welcomed a diverse group of fun-loving guests from across the Boston Metropolitan region. Saheli staff and volunteers helped at the event and worked as food servers…

Saheli Receives INE Best Non-Profit in NE Choice Award

On October 28th, Saheli was the proud recipient of the INE Best Non-Profit in NE Award. Several notable community entrepreneurs, civic leaders, physicians, artists and music schools also received awards. Three Board members, two staff and several volunteers were present at the award ceremony held at the Westin Hotel in Waltham. Board member Kumkum Pareek…

Saheli Competes for $100,000 Grand Prize in Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge

Help Burlington-based nonprofit Saheli provide vital services to survivors of domestic abuse by donating on CrowdRise through Oct. 25th: https://www.crowdrise.com/Saheli-PurplePurse2016.   Saheli, Support and Friendship for South Asian Women and Families is one of several non-profit domestic violence organizations across the country competing for $650,000 in grant money as a part of The Allstate Foundation’s…

What’s Happening at Saheli Headquarters in September?

The most exciting thing going on is getting ready for a mega online fundraising challenge called the Purple Purse Challenge. Get Ready for Saheli’s 2016 Purple Purse Challenge! On September 28th, 2016, Saheli, Support and Friendship for South Asian Women and Families will partner with the Allstate Foundation to bring awareness to the crucial role…

Celebrating Indian Independence Day August 2016

Saheli volunteers celebrated India Independence Day organized by the India Society of Worcester on August 14, 2016. The ISW Crises Committee was generous and donated a free table to Saheli. This allowed Saheli to undertake a survey of South Asian community needs and get to know partners and members of the ISW Crises Committee. Thank…

Fall 2016 Computer Literacy Classes Begin in September

Saheli computer classes are getting ready for an exciting fall session in both Waltham and Quincy. In Waltham, computerclasses for beginners will be held every Wednesday evening from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Waltham Public Library on Main Street. The Fall 2016 session will begin on September 21st and conclude on December 7th. To sign…