Pop Up Blues

Published: February 5th, 2013

Take an express train to a happier place. Watch as Samaritans surprise Bostonians in South Station with a Pop Up Blues Band.

Welcome Parties

Published: December 13th, 2012


Football players aren’t the only people who get cheerleaders. We created a welcome party for unsuspecting commuters who arrived at North Station. Everybody had a smile and a laugh.



Happy Spots

Published: December 11th, 2012

Is there a place in Boston that makes you smile? Is there an undiscovered corner of the city that helps you relax? Take a photo of it and share it with us. We’ll post all of Boston’s happy spots

Elevator A Capella

Published: November 26th, 2012


Singing is contagious. So, too, is happiness. See what happens when regular working people get on an elevator filled with an undercover group of Boston College’s “The Bostonians.”

Giving Away Happiness

Published: October 29th, 2012


On October 25, Samaritans volunteers handed out happiness in Government Center. Commuters were greeted with a smile and a free orange. Why? Vitamin C in oranges boosts brain power. And the scent is proven to boost happiness. It was a great day to make the city smile.

Samaritans 5K

Published: October 12th, 2012


The endorphins will be flowing on Saturday, September 28 as more than 2,500 people come out for the Samaritans’ 15th Annual 5K Run/Walk along the Charles. The event  makes Boston a happier place by giving people the opportunity to recognize their loved ones in a public and beautiful way. The run raises funds for Samaritans and raises awareness about suicide, the third-leading cause of death for Massachusetts youth.

Samaritans believes that giving people the opportunity to make their voices heard makes all the difference. In our experience, when your voice is heard, you go from being overwhelmed to empowered, from feeling alone to being part of a bigger community, from thinking about all of the bad things in life to realizing all the good things you have to live for. Thank you to all of the runners, walkers, volunteers, and sponsors. It will be a great day.

Hi Five in the 5th

Published: September 23rd, 2012


Thank you!

If you were in attendance at a Red Sox game from Sunday, April 21st to Saturday, April 27th, you were part of the happier Boston campaign, and brought thousands of fans a smile and a sense of connection during a week when Boston really needed it. During the middle of the fifth inning, when our Hi Five graphic came on the jumbotron, Fenway Park erupted in Hi Fives and cheers as fans affirmed our need to be there for one another.

At Samaritans, we believe that by making sure that peoples’ voices are heard, we help them feel better about themselves and their lives.  In our experience, when people are heard, they go from feeling overwhelmed to empowered, from discouraged to encouraged, from feeling all alone to being part of a bigger community. We accomplish this through services that emphasize confidential, nonjudgmental, and compassionate listening.

So, thanks for your support and come back and join us for more happier Boston events around town this year.