Men’s Program to Prevent Violence Makes Plans for 2015

Men’s Program Leader Ramesh Advani organized a meeting of South Asian men working to prevent violence against women on November 16th. The keynote speaker,  Mr. Craig Bohm-Norberg, of Jane Doe Inc., spoke about the history of the Men Against Violence Movement, described the variety of ways in which communities are addressing the issue, and said…

Rita Shah Honored by Gurjar

Rita Shah, our family services coordinator, was honored by Gurjar the largest Gujrati speaking organization at a Diwali celebration recently. Rita started a program at the Burlington Council of Aging to break the isolation of seniors by bringing them together to share lunch, yoga and computer classes, and social time. Read more in India New…

Saheli Sabha South Shore Celebrates Diwali and Halloween

Sunday October 26th, Saheli sponsored a Diwali Festival held at South School in Holbrook. A diverse South Asian group of performers participated in festivities organized by Vrindaban Preservation Society. Saheli hosted a table and South Shore coordinator Vandana organized a Ram Leela presentation while volunteer Eshita Chakravarti made videos. About 1800 people attended and Saheli brochures…

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

Breakthrough Foundation Does it Again. Ring the Bell when you see abuse and violence against women. During last month’s NASCAR Speedway Championship in Miami, an animated PSA played 72 times on the stadium’s Jumbotron. Called “Be That Guy,” the 30-second animation asks men to take action when they witness others committing or condoning violence and…

Saheli 2014 Walk Against Domestic Violence

Great weather, a good cause and wonderful volunteers, three ingredients made for a very successful Walk. 75 men, women, children, elders, and even 2 dogs, participated in Sahelis Annual Walk To Prevent Domestic Violence in Burlington on September 27th. Thank you to all who joined us, walked with us, donated funds, sponsored the event, organized…

Saheli Sabha in Quincy Gaining Members

Saheli started a new program in Faxon Commons in Quincy in May 2014. Called Saheli Sabha South Shore, so far, the program brings together a dozen or more women with young children. Guided and led by Vandana Sharma, Saheli’s South Shore coordinator, the group meets on the first Monday of the month in the Faxon…

Saheli Explores Services for South Shore residents

Saheli organized a kick-off meeting in the Roche Brothers Meeting Room in Quincy on June 5th with presentations about Quincy’s Asian residents, school profiles of immigrant children, and domestic violence and mental health resources available to the Asian community.  The meeting was organized with the help of John Brothers of Quincy Asian Resources. Speakers included:…

Manju Sheth Applauds Saheli at IMANE Dinner

The President of the Indian Medical Association of New England, Dr. Manju Sheth, praised Saheli’s community service in a speech to hundreds of South Asian medical professionals. Manju is a vocal supporter of women’s causes, and has dedicated many volunteer hours helping Saheli and its clients.   Click here to watch the video of her…

Mehendi Event- a tremendous success!

On October 27, 2013, five inspired Saheli volunteers organized an event called “Mehendi” at the American Legion Hall in Burlington, MA. The sold–out women and young girls’ event was aimed at spreading the word about Saheli among other South Asian groups, particularly among the Pakistani, Nepali and South Asian Muslim communities. It was a fun-filled…