Description & History

Established in 1983, Samaritans is a non-religious, non-profit organization devoted to providing confidential emotional support to people who are in crisis.

To this end, Samaritans runs a confidential, 24-hour crisis response hotline staffed entirely by trained volunteers who provide emotional support to those who feel depressed, in crisis and/or suicidal.

The organization also runs support groups for those who have lost a loved one to suicide and a public education and awareness program for lay and professional caregivers and service providers focusing on effective crisis communications and crisis intervention.

About the organization

Samaritans of New York

Contact:
Joy
Program Director
(212) 673-3041
Organization’s website:
http://samaritansnyc.org/v...