Please join us at our Monthly Coalition Meeting on Tuesday, May 3 at 10 am
Greater New England MS Society , 101A First Ave, Waltham, MA
RSVP appreciated but not required
Saheli, a community-based women’s organization in New England, was founded in 1996. Thier mission is to empower South Asian women and their families to live safe and healthy lives.
Led by a small staff and a cadre of dedicated volunteers headquartered in Burlington, MA and Shrewsbury, NH, Saheli is uniquely focused on the needs of South Asians (from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka). Saheli staff and volunteers speak most South Asian languages, not limited to Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi and others.
Saheli offer help regardless of religion, ethnicity, age, gender or sexual orientation. Their popular community programs serve immigrants and families from all over the world. All clients’ information is kept strictly confidential.
Saheli is an affiliate of the India Association of Greater Boston, and a member of the Indian American Forum for Political Education (IAFPE), and the Indian Circle of Caring (ICC).
Rita Shah, MSW, LCSW
Family Services Coordinator
Rita Shah works with Saheli clients, provides referrals and support, and connects clients to services. Rita has a Master’s degree in Social Work in Leadership and Management from Simmons College and 20 years of community organizing experience. She was the past president of India Association of Greater Boston, and a Vice President of Indian American Forum on Political Education. Rita has taught at Shishu Bharati Language School, organized ESOL and Citizenship classes in Burlington and Lowell for senior citizens, assisted in the cultural awareness training for police departments. She is an active member of the Satsang Center in Woburn and works at the Arlington Housing Authority. She participates actively in programs for South Asian elders at the Burlington Council on Aging.
Write to Rita at email@example.com