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Safeplace is a group of caring people who have lost a loved one to suicide.

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Losing a loved one to suicide is like no other loss.  We are a group of people who have been there, and we're here to help.

24 Hour Helpline

Samaritans is always available with a 24-hour telephone helpline. This unique service is staffed by trained volunteers who provide unconditional support to anyone dealing with difficult issues, including the loss of a loved one to suicide.
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SafePlace

SafePlace is a open group of caring people who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide.
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Survivor to Survivor

When you are coping with the loss of a loved one to suicide, the most helpful support and comfort can come from someone who has been through a similar loss.
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Annual Memorial

In January Samaritans hosts an annual memorial service open to all suicide survivors.
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SafePlace


SafePlace is not a professional therapy group; rather it is peer support. The facilitator is a trained Samaritan Befriender who has lost a loved one to suicide. SafePlace provides an atmosphere of acceptance for exploring feelings that are often not understood by others. It offers a chance to share helpful resources, and to give and get support through the long grief process.

SafePlace is a place to talk, or to be silent. Here, you can listen, grieve and share. You will be accepted and understood. And you will have the opportunity to offer the acceptance and understanding that someone else may need.

Each meeting is anchored by a Samaritans' facilitator to ensure that the meeting location is open and the meeting starts on time. There are no formal programs or presentations. Meetings are not connected or continuous, but rather, each meeting has a life of its own, dictated by the active participants. Each meeting opens with a statement of purpose, remains open for two hours, and concludes promptly.

Group members share their own stories at their own pace. No one is forced to speak out, and members can develop their relationship with the group in their own time and desired level of intimacy.

Current SafePlace locations are in Amherst, Boston, Framingham, Medford, South Boston, Quincy and Worcester.

Amherst SafePlace meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 - 7:30PM at the Jones Library: 43 Amity Street, Amherst, MA.

Boston SafePlace meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 7:00 - 8:30PM at Samaritans' office: 33 West Street, Boston, MA.

Framingham SafePlace meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 7:00 - 8:30PM at the Lutheran Church of Framingham: 720 Edgell Road, Framingham, MA.

Medford SafePlace meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 7:30 - 9:30PM at the Grace Episcopal Church: 160 High Street, 2nd Floor, Medford Square, Route 60, Medford, MA.

South Boston SafePlace meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:00 - 7:30PM at the Labore Center: 275 West Broadway, Room 200, South Boston, MA.

South Shore (Quincy) SafePlace meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 7:30 - 9:00PM at the Quincy Police Station: 1 Sea Street, Quincy.

Worcester SafePlace meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7:00 - 8:30PM at the Bridge: 4 Mann Street, Worcester, MA.

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Survivor to Survivor


The Survivor to Survivor Network is a program in which trained volunteers who have themselves lost a loved one to suicide are available to visit those who are experiencing a new loss to listen, to talk and to provide support and resources. Volunteers who have had time to regain their strength and balance after a suicide loss are carefully screened and trained by Samaritans to offer trustworthy support to those who most need it. They visit in pairs, offering emotional strength and practical information.
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When you are coping with the loss of a loved one to suicide, the most helpful support and comfort can come from someone who has been through a similar loss.

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Annual Memorial


Those who attend range from people who have suffered a recent loss to people who are remembering a loved one lost to suicide years ago. Everyone has the opportunity to participate in this non-denominational service to commemorate those who have died and keep their memories alive - whether through the submission of a song, a poem, or a photograph; by saying a few words at the service; or simply by being present. As with all Samaritans programs, there is no fee for participation. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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