SAHELI INC

Rating: 3.75 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Health, Human Services, Immigration

Location: P. O. Box 52063 Boston MA 02205 USA

Mission: Saheli aims to 'empower women to lead fulfilling lives by providing friendship, support, and guidance through resources and volunteer opportunities'. We assist women to help themselves by seeing what is possible. Our goal is to make our services available to the all members of the SA community in Massachusetts, and especially in Burlington, Woburn, Somerville, Waltham, Cambridge, Randolph, Quincy, and Framingham and Natick.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Being a volunteer member of Saheli has enriched my life immeasurably. You get a chance to share your time, expertise and resources with someone who really benefits.

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being involved with the organization and helping women and family who come to Saheli for support

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continue with the efforts to make the society free of abuse.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is great organization, who makes great difference in these women's lives, who does not have any body to help them with resources. Saheli's goal is to have abuse free life for all south Asians in New England area.

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It has made a great change in my personal and professional life.

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I would like to donate million dollar to them so they can do their job and help more women

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Rating: 4 stars  

Saheli serves South Asian women experiencing abuse and violence in the Massachusetts area.They also do work overseas helping women who have been abandoned. Its a small organization, just three part-time staff, but it does a lot - English, computer classes, free, domestic abuse assistance, educational seminars on health and immigration. It does an annual walk in Burlington against violence. They are a very dynamic group who do a lot with very little. They welcome volunteers and are always looking for people to help them in many capacities. I enjoyed the friendly and energetic women at this organization.

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They serve people in many capacities- free English and computer classes, education, a fund for women, referrals for health, domestic abuse, low cost legal help, referrals to shelters.

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Help them to set clearer goals, do less, but do them more effectively.

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Rating: 2 stars  

Saheli is run by volunteers and three part-time staff. The South Asian women meet once a month in Burlington public library for several hours. They welcome all community members to attend meetings. The women are all very professional and inclusive. I attended their meeting in June. I found that it was a waste of time. It was chaotic, the agenda was not followed, people interrupted a lot, and no one was in charge. This organization does very good work for women surviving domestic violence but they cannot run meetings. They did not assign any tasks to me although I did ask how I could help. I did not get the meeting notes, they had my email address. I would like to go back again, but no one invited me to return.

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I wish they could assign a task to me I really want to help South Asian women.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have a designated person be in charge of monthly meetings.

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