Samaritans' mission is to reduce the incidence of suicide by alleviating despair, isolation, distress and suicidal feelings among individuals in our community, 24 hours a day; to educate the public about suicide prevention; and to reduce the stigma associated with suicide. Through the signature practice of befriending, Samaritans listens to those struggling with suicide with compassion and without judgment, and equips others with the skills and knowledge to identify and support those at risk of suicide. Samaritans serves vulnerable people of all ages, from adolescents to older adults, throughout communities in Greater Boston, MetroWest, central MA and across the state.

Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(3/4)|89.73 Score


(3/4)|85.48 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(4/4)|100 Score



Headquarter Address

41 West Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02111