Community Update

UNITED SIKHS introduces "Helping Families Cope with Violence and Disaster" Guide

In light of the recent tragic event in Wisconsin, UNITED SIKHS felt it necessary to provide resource material, to the impacted families and the community at large, to help cope with the trauma resulting from such events.

The UNITED SIKHS emergency response team (on ground in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is composed of trained professionals who are counseling and addressing individual concerns. But there are still many who continue to struggle in silence. To address this concern and to prepare the community, in case such tragic events repeat themselves, our editorial team in collaboration with top trauma specialists have prepared this self training manual.

Family GuideThis guide, "Helping Families Cope with Violence and Disaster" lists all the important aspects related to helping both individuals, as well as Gurdwaras, overcome trauma resulting from natural and man-made disasters. We hope that this guide will provide some much needed help as we join and assist the community in Wisconsin during this critical and sensitive time.

UNITED SIKHS recommends that all community members and Gurdwaras go through this self training manual.

Please feel free to call UMEED (a national family resource center), launched by UNITED SIKHS with a 24 hour, toll free, helpline at 1-855-US-UMEED (1-855-878-6333). This helpline provides confidential and professional counselling to all members of the community.

Please stay in chardi kala (high spirits). Let's be there for each other and rely on the power of naam simran (meditating using Gods name) to help us garner the strength to move forward. To have UNITED SIKHS conduct specialized training or for more information and resources please contact a UNITED SIKHS office near you or email us at umeed@unitedsikhs.org.

Hate Crime is a serious issue that impacts us all and we must all join to BEAT it

To Carry out your Pledge against Hate Crime, we urge you to do the following NOW:

Please contact us at contact@unitedsikhs.org for any assistance, if you would like to contribute in any way. If you want to inform us about vigils or actions being organized across the communities please email vigil@unitedsikhs.org.

Please like us or give your comments on twitter @No2HateCrime and facebook www.facebook.com/ipledgeagainsthatecrime

We will continue to update the community on the latest developments. Let�s pray together for the innocent victims in this hour of crisis.

To speak to a UNITED SIKHS representative directly, please visit http://unitedsikhs.org/contact.php to find an office near you.

Issued by:
Jatinder Singh
Director
UNITED SIKHS:
Phone: 1-510-421-0538, 1-888-243-1690, 1-646-688-3525
unitedsikhs-usa@unitedsikhs.org
Our Mission

To transform underprivileged and minority communities and individuals into informed and vibrant members of society through civic, educational and personal development programs, by fostering active participation in social and economic activity.

UNITED SIKHS is also an avenue for networking between like-minded organisations to establish and nurture meaningful projects and dialogues - whether social, cultural or political- to promote harmony, understanding and reciprocity in our villages, towns and cities.

UNITED SIKHS is a coalition of organisations and individuals, who share a common vision based on the belief that there is no greater endeavour than to serve, empower and uplift fellow beings. The core of our philosophy is an unwavering commitment to civic service and social progress on behalf of the common good.

Accordingly, UNITED SIKHS has sought to fulfil its mission not only by informing, educating and uplifting fellow beings but also by participating in cross-cultural and political exchanges to ensure that the promises and benefits of democracy are realized by all.

We at UNITED SIKHS believe that the development of enlightened and progressive societies can be made possible by socially conscious groups of people who make a commitment to develop and direct human potential. Our work, efforts and achievements stand as a testament to our faith in this vision.