December, 2021

Samaritans Joins National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Posted in Suicide Prevention and Postvention on December 20th, 2021 with No Comments

Family Services’ Samaritans of Merrimack Valley is officially now a member of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network!  The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK (8255) is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week The Samaritans will maintain its local crisis line number and will expand the number of volunteers available to answer calls to the National Lifeline which originate from this geographic area.  

 If you are interested in becoming part of this life-saving program by volunteering to answer calls to the Lifeline, please contact the Samaritans Volunteer Coordinator, Jenny Ngo at [email protected]



A Trip to College

Posted in Mentoring on December 20th, 2021 with No Comments

For some students, college can seem like a distant dream, even when it’s literally right down the street.  To bring young people closer to fulfilling their dream of higher education, Family Services’ Stand & Deliver program took a group of 20 students from Lawrence High School and the Greater Lawrence Technical School to visit Merrimack College.  Students toured the campus, talked with current students, and got a better understanding of the college application and financial aid process.