Mission Statement

Samaritans’ mission is to reduce the incidence of suicide by alleviating despair, isolation, distress and suicidal feelings among individuals in our community, 24 hours a day; to educate the public about suicide prevention; and to reduce the stigma associated with suicide. We accomplish this through services that emphasize confidential, non-judgmental, and compassionate listening.

Feeling Hopeless?

Samaritans’ goal is to reduce the risk of suicide and increase awareness about suicide prevention throughout Greater Boston and MetroWest. We accomplish this through three key programs:
24/7 Crisis Services
Grief Support Services
Community Education &
Outreach Program.
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Our 24/7 Crisis Services are staffed mainly by trained volunteers. Samaritans’ volunteers come from all walks of life: they are working people, students, professionals; they are teens (15 years and older) and they are retirees; they come from a variety of cultural, educational, and religious backgrounds Learn More
Samaritans’ annual events are a great way to get involved in a community of people committed to suicide prevention. Each year more than 3,000 people help Samaritans raise awareness about suicide and suicide prevention, while generating valuable resources to support our work. Learn More
Samaritans relies upon the caring support of a generous community to provide a tremendous amount of direct service to people suffering in the communities of Greater Boston and MetroWest each year. We need your help to save lives. Please consider making a donation to Samaritans today.Learn More

In The News



#SafePlace, for those who have lost someone to suicide, will be meeting tonight in Needham from 7:00 – 8:30PM.ow.ly/IlYwq

About 4 hours ago from Samaritans, Inc.'s Twitter via Hootsuite