Filed Under: Hotlines, Physical and Mental Health
41 West Street
4th Floor
Boston, ma 02111
Hotline: 877-870-4673
Office Phone: 617-536-2460

Samaritans’ mission is to reduce the incidence of suicide by alleviating despair, isolation, distress, and suicidal feelings among individuals in the community, 24 hours a day; to educate the public about suicide prevention; to help those who have lost a loved one to suicide; and to reduce the stigma associated with suicide.

Samaritans provides life-saving suicide prevention services throughout Greater Boston, MetroWest, and across Massachusetts. Their services are free, confidential, and nonjudgmental.

24/7 Crisis Services – Each day, people who struggle with loneliness, depression, or suicidal feelings turn to Samaritans’ 24/7 Helpline for non-judgmental support. On the other side of a phone call or text message, they find a caring listener ready to provide compassion. You can call or text their Helpline 24/7 at (877) 870-4673.

Grief Support Services – If you have lost a loved one to suicide, you can find support through events, meetings, and peer networks.

Community Education & Outreach – Learn how to help someone in crisis by hosting a suicide prevention workshop at your school, workplace, or organization.

Learn more about Samaritans’ programs, including the latest information about their remote services during COVID-19, at

Service hours



While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting.

Last updated January 4, 2021


Agency information may have changed due to COVID-19. Please contact individual agencies to double-check their information.