Our Impact

Part of a Movement

Every 11 minutes, one person dies by suicide in the U.S. We all have a role to play in suicide prevention. At Samaritans, our goal is to provide a genuine, accessible, empathetic connection for every person who needs one, until we reach our vision of a world without suicide.

Our Impact in 2023


people reached across all programs


young people reached via peer-to-peer text


loved ones engaged in grief support

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Explore Our Programs

At Samaritans, we aim to prevent suicide and support those affected by it. To do this, our services emphasize nonjudgmental and compassionate listening. We provide a 24/7 Helpline, peer support for people who are grieving a loss to suicide, and suicide prevention workshops. Samaritans provides our lifesaving programs throughout Greater Boston and MetroWest Massachusetts. Our services are free and confidential.

Stories from the People We Serve

There’s no better way to hear about the impact of our services than from the people we serve. From suicide loss survivors who found our SafePlace meetings to folks who have called our 24/7 Helpline on their darkest days, read about the importance of our programs to our community, from our community.

“Hearing from you was like having a life preserver tossed out to me when I was drowning. It is a huge comfort knowing there are people like you in the world.”

Suicide loss Survivor