You, your family and/or business can sponsor or co-sponsor one of Samaritans many crisis response programs and initiatives, including the 24-hour suicide prevention hotline, public education program, suicide survivor support groups and major training conferences for health providers.

Samaritans also conducts specialized projects that address a specific need, population or service gap in the community. For example, one can sponsor Samaritans education program to provide suicide prevention services to neighborhood groups that work with returning veterans or victims of violence or at-risk adolescents but which lack sufficient training.

Some other examples of specialized projects include: a $5,000 sponsorship would allow us to place Suicide Prevention Resource Guides in every NYC public school; $7,500 would cover the costs tied to promoting and distributing Samaritans hotline materials to hundreds of community agencies working with at-risk groups; $10,000 would provide 20 training programs to neighborhood groups dealing with trauma or elevated levels of suicide among at-risk youth, members of the LGBTQ community, young Latinas, the elderly, etc.

Other programs to sponsor include:; $25,000 would expand our entire Safe Place program for survivors of suicide loss and promote it citywide; $50,000 will pay for the costs tied to all of Samaritans programs and services for a month; $100,000 would cover the cost of training over 1,000 NYC public schools guidance counselors, social workers and psychologists in all five borough who work with at-risk youth in a school system that serves 1.2 million students.

To learn more about the many sponsorship opportunities at Samaritans, please contact our office at (212) 673-3661 or email