Annual Memorial

A Gathering of Healing and Support for Suicide Loss Survivors

Our 2024 Annual Memorial was held on Sunday, January 28, 2024 at Arlington Street Church in Boston. At this open event, loss survivors and other members of the Samaritans community come together to connect, find support, and honor loved ones lost to suicide.

2024 Program Book

In Person and Virtual

You can join this event either in person or virtually. Virtual participants can watch a livestream of the formal program from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET. If you register to attend virtually, you will receive an email with the link to join virtually a few days before the event.

Memorial Photos at the Event

Those who are attending the event in person are invited to bring a framed photograph of your loved one to display on the memorial table during the event.

Virtual Memorial Wall

Share memories of your loved ones on the Facebook event page.

Presentations and Program Book Submissions

Thank you to everyone who submitted memories of their loved ones for the program book and signed up to read their submission during the ceremony. Submissions for the program book and ceremony are now closed. If you would still like to share memories of your loved ones, consider posting on the virtual memorial wall on our Facebook event page.

50 Years of Hope

In 1974, Samaritans was founded at Arlington Street Church. At our Annual Memorial in 2024, 50 years later, we will gather in the same place to continue fostering hope for suicide loss survivors.

Getting There

Arlington Street Church is across from the Arlington T Station. We recommend using public transit or using an app like Spot Hero to find parking.

Enter the sanctuary at the front doors at 20 Arlington Street.

Questions about the Annual Memorial?

Contact our Grief Support Services team.

“Please know it means the world to families like mine who have suffered a terrible loss. Samaritans has truly made a difference to our family and so many others, and for that we are beyond grateful. You have done a wonderful job. Thank you for always going above and beyond, the world needs more people like you.”

Suicide Loss Survivor

Hear the Journeys of Suicide Loss Survivors

While a loss from suicide can be an incredibly isolating experience, many people have walked this path before. At Samaritans, there is a community of loss survivors who understands your pain.