Outreach & Education

Samaritans staff provide educational support for schools, mental health providers, businesses, youth and senior centers, civic organizations, faith-based institutions, first responders, funeral home directors and volunteer groups. Samaritans provides information to help the audience identify individuals who may be at risk, how to talk with them, and provides resources to get them the help they need.

For more information about our Outreach & Education services or to book a presentation, please complete the contact form below or contact Debbie Helms at 978-327-6671.  Our presentations can be adapted to fit your time schedule, audience and particular needs.  We conduct an average of 50 outreach programs in the community per year.

If you or someone you know is in imminent risk of suicide, call 911 or an ambulance to take them to an emergency room.

Family Services’ Samaritans provides a free and confidential crisis help line to those who are lonely, despairing, suicidal or need someone to listen. This service is provided by trained volunteers who provide unconditional and non-judgmental “TLC” – talking, listening and caring. This service is available 24/7 by calling our Crisis Help Line at 866-912-HOPE (4673).

Additional Resources:

877-870-4673 – Samaritans Statewide Crisis Help Line

1-800-273-8255 – National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-508-532-2255 – Call2Talk