It has always been the mission of The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands to accept incoming calls from people who are isolated, desperate, and even suicidal on our Crisis Lines. Coverage of these phone lines by trained, dedicated volunteers is as close to 24/7 as possible, and our major fund raisers help defray telephone expenses incurred.
Safe Place is a support group for those who have lost someone to suicide. The facilitators of this group are Samaritan trained and are suicide survivors themselves. Safe Place is a place for dealing with a unique grief that is often not understood by others. It honors and respects the needs of those who have lost someone to suicide, it provides unconditional emotional support, and it helps survivors gain strength and courage from one another. It is confidential, ongoing, and free to participants.
Our Teen Forums stress that staying connected is the best way to stay healthy. Samaritans help teens understand the importance of discussing their difficulties, understanding the risk factors of suicide, and recognizing warning signs in peers who may be feeling overwhelmed. Taking threats seriously, staying with someone who is in crisis, and getting help is essential. Tragedy can be prevented.
Samaritan Care Packages are available for survivors of suicide loss in order to provide resources to help them on their healing journey. Our goal is to encourage survivors to take care of themselves, stay connected, and know that their community cares about them. These Care Packages are available free of charge (shipping fee for out of state only), to be received or sent, and can be requested by calling the Samaritan office.
In the Senior Outreach Program, we encourage seniors who are not accustomed to reaching out for assistance to call our help lines as they face the challenges of living longer. We also make outgoing calls to seniors referred by Councils on Aging, in order to widen their support system. Volunteers, seniors, our Executive Director, and the Outreach Coordinators have an ongoing dialogue which provides the compassion of a human voice as well as a safety net for seniors throughout the Cape and Islands.
The goal of the BRAVO (Befrienders Raising Awareness of Veterans Outreach) program is to meet the needs of veterans and their families who are dealing with deployment issues, struggling with re-entry into normal every day living upon their return, and worrying that reaching out for help is a sign of failure.
Sponsors for these programs thus far in 2011 include:
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
The C. Northrop Pond and Alethea Marder Pond Foundation
The Falmouth Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation
Woods Hole Foundation
Cape Cod Healthcare Community Benefits
Edward Bangs Kelley and Elza Kelley Foundation
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
12th Annual Monica Dickens Golf Tournament - Monday, June 17th, 2013
Please come join The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands at the beautiful Pocasset Golf Club. We need your participation to continue our strong support of those in need; we are assisting more people each year through more diverse programming. We look forward to seeing you at Pocasset!
Monica Hough, Board President
Peter Clark, Golf Committee Chair
Don't miss the opportunity to play the private Pocasset Golf Course. Pocasset Golf Club earns its reputation as one of the Cape's finest golf courses. Originally built in 1916 and totally restored over the past five years, this Donald Ross design features rolling, natural terrain, and pristine conditions.
Your support really matters!
This event is a major fund-raiser for our annual budget of $106,000. In terms of your golf participation, we estimate:
- $185 registration fee covers the cost of one day of Crisis Line operation; it is also about the expense of one Safe Place support group meeting.
- $120 to win a silent auction item sends out two Samaritan Care Packages.
- $40 for 4 mulligans and a yard of raffle tickets recruits & trains one volunteer for our Crisis Line.
- $20 to have the pro putt for you on the 9th hole provides 3 weeks of comforting calls to one senior through our Senior Outreach Program.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE GOLF TOURNAMENT OR HOW TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE.
TO PAY FOR YOUR Registration, or make a donation please use our PayPal button below:
REGISTER TEAM: $740
DINNER ONLY: $50