Grief Support Services 2018-03-15T10:38:24+00:00


Losing a loved one to suicide is a painful and difficult experience. Please know you are not alone in your grief. We offer free support to survivors, a term used to describe people who have lost loved ones to suicide. Our services focus on non-judgmental listening, compassion, and peer support.

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SafePlace is an open group of caring people who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. It is not a professional therapy group; it is peer support. Samaritans trains volunteer facilitators that have also lost a loved one to suicide. SafePlace provides a forum for exploring feelings often not understood by others. It offers a chance to share helpful resources, and to give and get support through the long grief process. Meetings are free, ongoing, and drop-in. There is no registration necessary. To view upcoming dates, click on the locations listed below.

For more information, contact Grief Support Services Manager Emily Britt.

Survivor to Survivor Network

When you are coping with the loss of a loved one to suicide, the most helpful support may come from someone who has been through a similar loss. Survivor to Survivor Network (SSN) is a program where volunteers who have lost a loved one to suicide visit those who have experienced a loss. They are available to listen, answer questions, and provide support and resources. These volunteers have had time to regain their strength. Samaritans screens and trains volunteers to offer trustworthy support.

To schedule a Survivor to Survivor visit, contact Grief Support Services Manager Emily Britt.

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Community Support

With a death by suicide, there are many who are grieving with questions and complex emotions. In addition to to our individual and family services, we offer support to communities coping with a tragic loss. We are available to discuss common reactions, coping strategies, and resiliency building. Additionally, we are available as facilitators, encouraging participants to share their experiences. Those who have requested these services include high schools, colleges, faith-based organizations, elder service centers, corporate businesses, residential facilities, and local town community members.

To schedule a Community Support workshop, contact Grief Support Services Manager Emily Britt.

Lost Someone to Suicide and Ready to Help Others?

Grief Support Services volunteers have been personally affected by a loss to suicide. Our volunteers are at a place of healing, and want to help others navigate the journey after a tragic loss. Interested in becoming a Grief Support Services volunteer? Please complete the Volunteer Form, and we will contact you shortly.

Samaritans maintains confidentiality, and will never share your personal information.

“Finding SafePlace and people that truly understand where I’m coming from and understand my pain is very cathartic for me.”

Robert, SafePlace attendee and faciliator

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