The Samaritans – Rhode Island’s most trusted name in suicide prevention since 1977.

Established in Providence in 1977, the Rhode Island branch of The Samaritans is a statewide, independent, nonprofit, non-religious, philanthropic organization. We are recognized by the IRS as a charitable 501(c)(3) organization.

Welcome to our new website!

In January 2004, The Samaritans of RI posted its first website. Since that year, we have hosted more than 103,949  website visitors.

In the last seven years, we have learned much from Rhode Islanders about how they view the role of The Samaritans. At the same time, on our Crisis Hotline/Listening Line, we hear of  the challenges our fellow citizens face accessing care as well as  their  problems finding information regarding suicide prevention and support for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

We have also learned  about so many for whom access to care is no longer available or will never be an option.

We’ve listened to your questions, issues and concerns and have done our best to provide useful information for all the sectors of our state.  Please know, however, it is a work in progress and we will be updating and adding more information regularly.

Just as our Crisis Hotline/Listening Line works, this website is designed as a self-help empowerment model.

We encourage you to explore:

We hope you find this site useful.

Please return often so you can learn more about suicide prevention and the work of The Samaritans of Rhode Island!

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