Join Samaritans for the New York City Half Marathon
“Be A Friend” Team!
Sunday, March 16, 2014.
Welcome to Samaritans first charity partnership with the New York Road Runners (NYRR) club.
Like all NYRR charity runners, those who join our “Be A Friend” charity team and run under Samaritans banner must commit to a minimum goal of raising $1,000. “Be A Friend” team members get a team tee-shirt, participate in group dinner(s) and meeting(s) and the team can plan some training runs together organized by Samaritan board member and volunteer Norberto Velasquez.
How do I join Samaritans “BE A FRIEND” team?
Proceeds from the funds raised through the “Be A Friend” NYC Half Marathon team will go towards Samaritans crisis response, suicide prevention, public education and suicide survivor programs and services.
Click here to join!
Samaritans of New York City’s 24-hour Suicide Prevention Center www.samaritansnyc.org
The Samaritans of New York operates the only community-based organization in the NYC-Metropolitan area solely devoted to preventing suicide and helping people in crisis.
The non-religious Samaritans–part of the world’s oldest and largest suicide prevention network (with over 400 centers in 42 countries, from Argentina, Bosnia, France and Great Britain to Hong Kong, India, and Zimbabwe)–has been the major provider of suicide prevention, education and awareness services in NYC and environs for almost 30 years with programs that include:
Staffed by over 100 volunteers, Samaritans of New York’s free, confidential, 24-hour emotional support and crisis response hotline service provides those in crisis (as well as the people who care for them) with a 24-hour safety net that can be used to fill-in service gaps, bridge between appointments and act as a source of ongoing emotional maintenance for those with chronic emotional issues.
Samaritans of New York has been the primary source of suicide prevention training in NYC and environs for over 25 years providing workshops, seminars, technical support and major conferences to over 35,000 social workers, caseworkers, guidance counselors, therapists, nurses, psychologists and other caregivers and mental health professionals in NYC public schools, community non-profits, government agencies and more.
Samaritans Suicide Survivor Support Group Program provides those who have lost someone they love or are close to (“suicide survivors”) with a supportive and caring environment designed to help them cope with their loss in the company of others who have had the same experience. These meetings are run as peer support groups, where the people participating have the opportunity to focus on their thoughts, feelings, challenges and difficulties coping with their loss, without any undo pressures or expectations or other people judging them or giving them advice.