As the Tibetan community continues to grow in the Twin Cities, the Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota (TAFM) felt the need to help our members in dealing with their personal losses. As the Tibetan people’s culture and attitude toward life varies from the mainstream American culture, many personal and societal issues that Tibetans confront are new and unprecedented. While Americans have an existing social structure and resources that meet their needs, Tibetan immigrants face serious setbacks due to cultural differences. TAFM strives to fill that gap. When our members get sick and hospitalized, or there is death of a Tibetan, TAFM helps them whenever possible in providing monetary donation, arranging rituals and prayers specific to Tibetan Buddhists. In coping with personal or family issues, TAFM is ready to help any Tibetan whenever asked. We request them to call our office. We always maintain confidentiality.
Highlights of Social Service Committee of TAFM
- Annual free flu shots in coordination with University of Minnesota Medical, Fairview
- Helping Tibetan families during illness or death.
- Annual free meal to homeless people.
Social Service Chair: Kundol Tsering Ph: 763-742-5723