Samaritans of the Merrimack Valley

Family Services’ Samaritans of Merrimack Valley strives to reduce the incidence of suicide in the Merrimack Valley and throughout Massachusetts by providing “befriending” to individuals who are lonely, depressed and contemplating suicide or self-injury. Suicide prevention is one of the primary goals of the Samaritans, although services also include postvention services, trainings and seminars, and support groups.

For more information, please contact:

Debbie Helms, Samaritans Director

[email protected]



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Big Friends Little Friends

We match children ages 6-14 with a caring adult who series as a role model and friend to them. They get together on their own for as little as 1.5-2 hours once a week and do something in the community.


For more information, please contact:

Leah Feroce, Mentoring Director

[email protected]



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