Samaritans' mission is to reduce the incidence of suicide. We do this by providing free services in greater Boston and Metrowest communities that alleviate despair, isolation, distress and suicidal feelings among individuals in our community; by educating the public about suicide prevention; and by working to reduce the stigma associated with suicide. Our services emphasize confidential, nonjudgmental, and compassionate listening. Samaritans services include a 24-hour befriending helplines, a Samariteen helpline, the IM Hear_ Instant Messaging Program, Grief Support Services, an Education and Outreach Program (targeting elders and teens), and the Lifeline program for prisoners. Our events are the Boston Suicide Prevention Walk/5K Run: "Run for Someone Else's Life," our annual Hope Events, and the Annual Memorial Service.
Samaritans, Inc. - 41 West St., 4th Floor - Boston, MA 02111