Dear Friend,

For forty-five years, the Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands has listened to callers in need. Last year, the Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands answered 12,180 calls on our crisis lines from people struggling with thoughts of suicide and mental and emotional distress. We also provide one-on-one and group support to older adults who are lonely or isolated, and to those who have either attempted or lost someone to suicide.

“I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.”– Maya Angelou

Would you be our hero? This holiday season, we seek your help so we can remain available for people who really, really need us. There are two ways you can make an enormous difference in our outreach:

Meet some of our heroes

Dan K

Lori R

Sue A

DONATE — If you’ve ever wondered who we are when you see our signs at the Bourne and Sagamore bridges, we are the dozens of volunteers taking more than 12,000 calls a year though our crisis line and from scores more vulnerable people through our programs. Your financial contribution allows us to train more volunteers, and fund programs for those in need or who have been touched by suicide. Help us continue this critical work.

VOLUNTEER — Samaritan volunteers support the lives of our callers every day, just by picking up the phone. Our trained volunteers are regular people who care. We are not counselors or therapists. We simply listen with empathy and compassion to callers who need to hear a friendly and caring voice. Please go to to make a secure donation. To volunteer, email us at or call us at 508-548-7999, ext. 3.


Stephanie Kelly
Executive Director