City Honors Samaritans Work Saving Lives
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Samaritans was proud to be the recipient of a special City Council Proclamation in 2013 that honored the contributions of our volunteers and staff in “strengthening NYC’s safety net for our most fragile, vulnerable and under-served residents, especially in their times of emotional distress, personal tragedy, man-made and natural disasters, providing immediate support to those in need and saving many

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With A Little Help From Our Friends Project
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With A Little Help From Our Friends, A Community Public Health Initiative, was designed and implemented by Samaritans in collaboration with New York City Council Members Fernando Cabrera, Ydanis Rodriguez and Jumaane Williams. The suicide prevention public health initiative’s focus was to assist in the reduction of violent, self-destructive and suicidal behavior in the select NYC neighborhoods. It consisted of

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9/11 Memorial “Color & Hope” Fundraiser
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Samaritans and the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum were the recipients of the JAM for Life (The Johnny and Mikey Katsimatides Foundation for Life) 10th Annual Fundraiser “Color & Hope” on June 11, 2012 at the W Hotel and Memorial site. Steve Buscemi was the Celebrity Host and every guest received an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Memorial by

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Strengthening The Safety Net Roundtable
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Samaritans convened a roundtable of over 40 of NYC’s top public health experts to identify the gaps in services faced by those at highest risk for suicide and what can be done to address them on May 24, 2012. This rare collaborative event, paralleling the work of SAMHSA to improve efforts to prevent suicide in the US, brought together experts

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School-Based Mental Health Services Hearing
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Samaritans provided testimony at the NYC Council hearing on school-based mental health on May 1 utilizing our 25 years of experience providing crisis response trainings and consults to NYC public schools. The hearing was a joint effort by the Council’s Committees on Mental Health and Education that were exploring possible initiatives to improve the quality and level of mental health

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