"If it weren't for The Samaritans, I'd be dead now."
Sept 21st - 6th Annual Bocce Tournament
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June 17th-12th Annual Golf Tournament at Pocasset Golf Club
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The suicide awareness social art installation titled "In Their Shoes"
will be at the
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne
from January 13-31, 2014. For more details, or to host the display, please contact us.
for new volunteers
occur every odd-numbered
month during 2012
Click on 'Volunteering'
for more information.
at Falmouth Hospital
and Hyannis Youth and
for those who have
lost someone to suicide
Samaritan Care Packages
for survivors of suicide loss
Click here for details.
Read our Current Newsletter
for more details.
A dramatic statement, to be sure – one that The Samaritans on Cape Cod & the Islands volunteers have heard from callers on our crisis hotlines. Our calls range from those who need to be heard and respected to those who are truly desperate.
1-800-893-9900 (Toll Free)
Statewide Toll-Free Number:
The Samaritans are here for anyone who is lonely, depressed, or even suicidal. Volunteers are the heart and soul of The Samaritans. Like the callers, volunteers have widely differing backgrounds. Samaritans are not therapists, counselors or crisis managers. They are non-professionals who are non-judgmental and give no advice. Through listening and caring, Samaritans help to alleviate the painful feelings that may lead to suicide.
The Samaritans answer phone calls 7 days a week, every day of the year.
Callers find a unique kind of help. Samaritans offer all callers unqualified respect and support. By listening with compassion, volunteers seek to provide understanding and concern for a caller's feelings, which can be overwhelming. We call this active listening "befriending." In many cases, callers feel comfortable sharing pain that they are unable to share with anyone they know. All calls are completely confidential; callers and volunteers are anonymous.
To see our video about The Samaritans please click here and scroll down to the YouTube link.