MORE THAN 40 YEARS OF COMPASSION
Samaritans offices share a common suicide prevention mission and philosophy, but operate independently. Samaritans of Boston, established in 1974, follows the principles of befriending established by the United Kingdom Samaritans in 1953.
For over 40 years, we have provided life-saving suicide prevention services and nonjudgmental support throughout Massachusetts. Samaritans evolved from one small Helpline to having answered over 2.6 million calls, chats and text messages. We have trained more than 5,250 volunteers in befriending skills; provided suicide prevention workshops to 135,000 individuals; and lent aid and support to 13,000 individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide.
Milestones in Samaritans History
Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention
Awareness Campaign & Program Expansion
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