Saheli, Support and Friendship for South Asian Women and Families

  • MA


11 Bedford Street
United States

About Us

Saheli's mission is to empower South Asian women and their families to lead safe and healthy lives. Saheli offers a range of free services geared specifically toward the challenges faced by South Asians immigrant women who are abused in Massachusetts.

Established in 1996, Saheli is a registered 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization, and an affiliate of the India Association of Greater Boston (IAGB). Our office is in Burlington, MA, with branches in Quincy and Shrewsbury, MA.

Saheli provides free services to respond to and prevent domestic violence, safety and survival planning, physical and mental health counseling, legal and immigration referrals, career and economic empowerment, and volunteer opportunities. Our work is carried out by a small team of dedicated staff, volunteers, a South Asian Board of Directors and an Advisory Committee.

Our work is uniquely focused on the needs of South Asians from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka). Saheli staff and volunteers speak 7 South Asian languages, including Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, Telegu and others. Saheli board members and staff have deep personal knowledge of South Asian cultures.

We support equal opportunity and value building the diversity of our team as we grow. We seek individuals of all races, ethnicities, abilities, and creeds to support our organization’s work and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds.