Samaritans' mission is to reduce the incidence of suicide. We do this by providing free services in greater Boston and Metrowest communities that alleviate despair, isolation, distress and suicidal feelings among individuals in our community; by educating the public about suicide prevention; and by working to reduce the stigma associated with suicide. Our services emphasize confidential, nonjudgmental, and compassionate listening. Samaritans Crisis Services include the 24-hour befriending helplines/crisis lines/hotlines, a Samariteen helpline, the IM Hear_ Instant Messaging Program, a Crisis Text Line, Grief Support Services (including SafePlace and the Survivor to Survivor Network), an Education and Outreach Program (targeting elders and teens), and the Lifeline program for prisoners. Our events are the Boston Suicide Prevention 5K Run/Walk: "Run for Someone Else's Life," our annual Hope Events, and the Annual Memorial Service.
Samaritans, Inc. - 41 West St., 4th Floor - Boston, MA 02111