The Samaritans of Cape Cod and the Islands

Programs

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.

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 In Their Shoes art installation was created by the Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands in 2012 as a part of its 35th anniversary event. It provides a visual representation of the number of suicide deaths on Cape Cod and the Islands from 2000-2009. The 249 pairs of shoes do not represent any person or persons who have died by suicide. They simply represent a statistic, to help us understand the extent of suicide in our community. By displaying the shoes, Samaritans hopes to make the numbers easier to understand, easier to relate to. And make it easier for people in pain to reach out for help, because with help, there can be hope.

Please follow the link below to learn more about the display.




Events



13th Annual Monica Dickens Golf Tournament - Monday, June 30th, 2014

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!

Many thanks,
John Kelly, Board President
Don Lee & Karen Rowley, 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 challenges for golfers of every level.

Your support really matters!

This event is a major fund-raiser for our annual budget of $118,000. 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.

Please click here to register yourself or yourself and your team members and to pay online.

After you submit the registration form, you will have the opportunity to pay with PayPal. You can use your PayPal account or a credit/debit card of your choice.

Registration fee for single golfer: $185
Registration fee for team of 4: $740
Dinner only: $50


Looking for Sponsorship Opportunities? We'd love to have you sponsor our tournament whether you are golfing or not!

Please click here to fill out our sponsorship form and pay online.

After you submit the registration form, you will have the opportunity to pay with PayPal. You can use your PayPal account or a credit/debit card of your choice.

Putting Green Sponsor ($350) - Name/logo prominently displayed at putting green. Publicity in several forms. Free admission for two at dinner.

Closest to the Line and Closest to the Pin Sponsors ($200) - Name/logo prominently displayed at each hole. Publicity in several forms. Free admission for one at dinner.

Tee Sponsor ($125) - Name/logo prominently displayed at designated tee box. Publicity in several forms.

Friend ($100) - Your name or name of loved one honored at the event and end of program.



12th Annual Monica Dickens Golf Tournament a Spectacular Success!

On June 17, 2013, Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands held its 12th Annual Monica Dickens Golf Tournament fundraiser at beautiful Pocasset Golf Club. The weather was perfect, the venue inviting and the food delicious! Our sincere thanks to everyone who helped make this event such a success!

Samaritans would like to extend a special thank you to the following individuals and organizations:

The Falmouth Enterprise, Samaritans 2013 Gold Sponsor
Caithness Foundation, Cocktail Reception Sponsor
Judy Garvey and Jack Sloyer, Luncheon Sponsors
Monica and Brian Snow, Cart Sponsor
Philip Danby, Practice Range Sponsor

Closest to the Pin, Closest to the Line, and Tee Sponsors:

Advantage Construction, Inc.
Arthur D. Calfee Insurance Agency, Inc.
Ellen Barol and Peter Clark
Bayada Home Health Care
Boston Orthotics, Inc.
Paul Brennan
Case Estate & Elder Law, P.C.
Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Homes & Cremation Services
Joan and Stephen Clark
East Coast Fire & Ventilation, Inc.
Franey Medical Laboratories
Heritage Press, Inc.
Home Instead Senior Care
Hy-Line Cruises
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Nancy and Don Lee
Russ Lemke
Lewis & Weldon Custom Kitchens
Michael Duffany Builders, Inc.
Murray & MacDonald Insurance Services, Inc.
Pam and Chris O'Brien
Pepin's Liquors
Rykor Concrete & Civil, Inc.
Upper Cape Ear Nose and Throat
Vital Nutrition
Wareham Firefighters IAFF Local 2810


Additional Friends and Donors:

Aqua Grille
Atlantis Sports Club
Sue Beardsley
Bobby Byrne's Restaurant & Pub
Dr. Thomas E. Bober, P.C.
Boston Red Sox
Evan Charney
Chris Cooper
Cummaquid Golf Club
F. C. Phillips, Inc.
Falmouth Country Club
Falmouth Toyota
Fiduciary Trust
Hamilton Tree & Landscape, Inc.
Holly Ridge Golf Course
Illusions Hair Salon
Plimoth Plantation
Pocasset Golf Club
Roche Bros.
Soft as a Grape
Tedeschi Food Shops, Inc.
The Glass Studio on Cape Cod
The Golf Club of Cape Cod
The Green Mountain Inn
The New England Revolution Charitable Foundation
Unforgettable Hair!
Wellfleet Clock Company
Waterfront Enterprises, Inc. DBA Pilgrim Belle Cruises
White Cliffs Country Club
Wianno Club
William Driscoll

Volunteers on the day of the event:

Tony Colacchio
Sheila Cooper
Patti Haney
Martin Hunt
Ruthann Katzen
Jim Kelly
John Kelly
Mary Lane
Pam O'Brien
Ron Reif
Philisanne Simpson
Kelly Welch
Maura Wilson
Peggy Wolman

Samaritans 2013 Golf Committee:

Peter Clark, Chair
Judy Garvey
John Kelly
Stephanie Kelly
Don Lee
Chris O'Brien
Karen Rowley

Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands Board of Directors:

Monica Hough, President
John Kelly, Vice President & Secretary
Kathy Berry-McDonagh
Tom Brady
Peter Clark
Barry Evans
Judy Garvey
Patti Haney
Melanie Henry-Valois
Don Lee
Andy Roth



The 7th Annual Upper Cape Bocce Festival is schedule for September 20, 2014. Stay tuned for registration information!


6th Annual Upper Cape Bocce Festival a Smashing Success!


On September 21, 2013, Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands held its 6th Annual Upper Cape Bocce Festival fundraiser at Falmouth Academy. The weather was perfect for the event – a beautiful fall day! Participants ranged in age from 6-90! Everyone enjoyed friendly competition and camaraderie while showing commitment to the Samaritans and its mission! Our sincere thanks to everyone who helped make this event such a success!


6th Annual Upper Cape Bocce Festival Champions -- Jack Coughlin, Chris O'Brien, John Gaspar and Mark Karas

Russell Freeman, Bocce Bucks Bonanza Winner!


Samaritans would like to extend a special thank you to the following individuals and organizations:

The Falmouth Enterprise, Samaritans 2013 Gold Sponsor
Artisan Salon
Cape Air
Cape Cod Beer
Carl F. Cavossa, Jr. Excavating, Inc.
Peter Clark
Colony Insulation
Falmouth Academy
Falmouth Village Association
Geoffrey E. Antoine Painting and Restoration
Hidden Village Bocce
La Cucina Sul Mare Italian Ristorante
Liam Maguire's Irish Pub & Restaurant
Navicare
Chris O'Brien
Olde C Dogs
PGM Landscapes
Panera Bread
Panton Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
Soft As A Grape
Sports Imports of Cape Cod
The Steamship Authority
Survey Solutions
Vaccaro Environmental Consulting, Inc.
David Vieira
The Village Peddlar
Wood Lumber Company

Our thanks to additional friends and donors:

Aqua Grill
Bobby Byrne's
The Bog Pub
Capt. Parker's Pub
Catania Hospitality Group
Illusions Hair Salon
Market Basket
Ninety Nine Restaurant
Paine's Patio
Pepsi Beverage Company
Percy's Place
Scargo Café
Seafood Sam's
Stop & Shop
Twigs
Wimpy's Seafood Café & Riverway Lobster House

Our appreciation to those who volunteered on the day of the event:

Bill Andrade
Ray Charron
Peter Clark
Barry Evans
Nancy Fitzgerald
Peg Frederick
Scott Handler
Patti Haney
Gretchen Harry
Monica Hough
Mary Johnson
Stephanie Kelly
Lindsey Leachman
Amanda Lens
Frank Lovell
Tim McGregor
Jessica McHugh
Suzanne Otte
John Robinson
Andy Roth
Jeff Schlueter
Ed Schmitt
Nancy Sherwood
Martha Vaccaro
Melanie Henry-Valois
Kelly Welch

Samaritans 2013 Bocce Committee:

Monica Hough, Chair
Kathy Berry-McDonagh
Tom Brady
Nancy Fitzgerald
Patti Haney
Melanie Henry-Valois
Stephanie Kelly
Deb Maguire
Andy Roth
Martha Vaccaro

Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands Board of Directors:

Monica Hough, President
John Kelly, Vice President & Secretary
Kathy Berry-McDonagh
Tom Brady
Peter Clark
Barry Evans
Patti Haney
Melanie Henry-Valois
Don Lee
Andy Roth

Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands Staff:

Stephanie Kelly, Executive Director
Jessica McHugh, Assistant Director
Peg Frederick, Volunteer Coordinator
Gretchen Harry, Office Manager


Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands are pleased to bechosen as one of 20 local non-profit organizations to receive a portion of funds raised by Recovery Without Walls at their First Annual Charity Beach Volleyball Tournament!