Learn more about Team Team Wade who is running the Samaritans 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention on September 28!
Megan Wirth joined Samaritans as a Volunteer Coordinator in June 2019. She started at Samaritans as a Helpline volunteer in January 2018 and quickly grew to love Samaritans’ mission and environment.
Elizabeth Weiss joined Samaritans in May of 2019 as an Overnight Helpline Coordinator for the summer. She is a recent graduate of Vanderbilt University where she studied Psychology, History of Art, and Italian Studies.
We are excited to welcome Kennedy Elsey to Samaritans' Board of Directors! We asked Kennedy to describe herself in a nutshell; read on to learn more!
Written by Shannon Jurgens, TEAM 41 We are TEAM 41 and our story started five years ago When we lost our beloved Kevin, my big bro. He died by suicide and it broke our family’s heart, But that is the moment that Team 41 got its start. The moment Kev stepped on the football field, [...]
Callahan McGuinness, 2019 Boston Marathon runner Running the Boston Marathon for Samaritans was truly the biggest honor of my life Going into it, I knew the process would be challenging and would push me physically. What I didn't expect was the emotional side of it this year. This process gave me the courage to have [...]
Emma Albright has been involved with Samaritans for four years and is thrilled to be joining the Board of Directors. As a former Samaritans volunteer, mentor to new volunteers, and Homeleader, Emma had the privilege of coming to know those who use our services, and the many paths that may lead a person to pick up the phone, write a text, or visit a SafePlace meeting.
Steve and his wife, Jan, with their children, children-in-law, and grandchildren. Dear Samaritans community members, My life’s journey has taken an unexpected turn as my family was stunned to learn last month that my wife, Janice, had a “massive growth in her brain,” which turned out to be a cancerous tumor. We are [...]
Helpline volunteers come to Samaritans from all backgrounds and experiences. We recently celebrated our youngest volunteers at our Teen Volunteer Parent Night, where four of our young volunteers shared the impact that their experience at Samaritans has had on their lives.
The Kenyan Community is proud to join and support Samaritans 2019 Breakfast for Hope as first time attendees. In our time of need, Samaritans offered hope, to partner with and support the Kenyan community as we came to terms, tried to cope, and looked for answers to the number of suicides affecting our community.