Posts By: Samaritans Admin

About Us – intro paragraph

Founded in 1977, The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands is a non-sectarian, non-profit volunteer organization whose mission is to end suicide by combating suicide risk conditions and easing the impacts of suicidal activity through fostering caring, connection, resilience, and public understanding. Samaritan volunteers provide non-judgmental active listening to callers in need on our… Read more »

Home page – Volunteering blurb

Samaritan volunteers make a difference in the lives of our callers every day – just by picking up the phone. Our volunteers are a fantastic group of people who care. They are not counselors or therapists. They do not diagnose or offer solutions. They simply listen with empathy and compassion to callers who need to hear… Read more »

Home page – Our Programs blurb

In the Cape and Islands region, we’re most well-known for our signs posted at the Bourne and Sagamore bridges imploring tourists and locals alike to call our crisis lines if they need to talk. Although our crisis lines are an integral part of our work, The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands offers a… Read more »

Home page – About Us blurb

The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands is a non-sectarian organization dedicated to ending suicide by combating suicide risk conditions and easing the impacts of suicidal activity through fostering caring, connection, resilience, and public understanding. Samaritan volunteers provide non-judgmental active listening to callers in need on our crisis lines, older adults in our Senior Outreach program, survivors… Read more »

Home page – header text

There is nothing shameful about suicide or the feelings behind it. There may be pain, hopelessness, and feelings of isolation; but there never needs to be shame. And with help, there can be hope. If you are in pain and would like someone to talk to, please call our crisis lines. We’re here to listen.