Health : Treatment and Prevention Services

Samaritans

You are not alone

three stars

87.89

41 West Street 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
tel: (617) 536-2460   Web Site
EIN: 04-2643466

Board Leadership
Mark Horgan
Chair

CEO
Steve Mongeau
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.89 three stars
  Financial 82.88 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Samaritans' mission is to reduce the incidence of suicide by alleviating despair, isolation, distress and suicidal feelings among individuals in our community, 24 hours a day; to educate the public about suicide prevention; and to reduce the stigma associated with suicide. Through the signature practice of befriending, Samaritans listens to those struggling with suicide with compassion and without judgment, and equips others with the skills and knowledge to identify and support those at risk of suicide. Samaritans serves vulnerable people of all ages, from adolescents to older adults, throughout communities in Greater Boston, MetroWest, central MA and across the state.

Samaritans' mission is to reduce the incidence of suicide by alleviating despair, isolation, distress and suicidal feelings among individuals in our community, 24 hours a day; to educate the public about suicide prevention; and to reduce the stigma associated with suicide. Through the signature practice of befriending, Samaritans listens to those struggling with suicide with compassion and without judgment, and equips others with the skills and knowledge to identify and support those at risk of suicide. Samaritans serves vulnerable people of all ages, from adolescents to older adults, throughout communities in Greater Boston, MetroWest, central MA and across the state.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of students receiving information on suicide
8,171
Number of adults receiving information on suicide
9,425
Number of crisis calls answered
74,280
Number of crisis texts answered
6,092
Number of volunteers active in Crisis Services
324
This impact information is current as of January 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

82.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
75.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.63
  Program Expenses Growth 5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Samaritans on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Samaritans on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,832,621
   Federated Campaigns $16,591
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $463,711
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,312,923
   Program Service Revenue $609,550
Total Primary Revenue $2,922,473
   Other Revenue $20,810
TOTAL REVENUE $2,943,283
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,616,561
   Administrative Expenses $129,002
   Fundraising Expenses $384,250
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,129,813
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $813,470
   
Net Assets $1,274,524

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$136,733 6.41% Stephen Mongeau Executive Director

Mission

Samaritans' mission is to reduce the incidence of suicide by alleviating despair, isolation, distress and suicidal feelings among individuals in our community, 24 hours a day; to educate the public about suicide prevention; and to reduce the stigma associated with suicide. Through the signature practice of befriending, Samaritans listens to those struggling with suicide with compassion and without judgment, and equips others with the skills and knowledge to identify and support those at risk of suicide. Samaritans serves vulnerable people of all ages, from adolescents to older adults, throughout communities in Greater Boston, MetroWest, central MA and across the state.

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Charity Contact Info

Samaritans
41 West Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
tel: (617) 536-2460
fax: (617) 247-0207
EIN: 04-2643466

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Board Leadership

Mark Horgan
Chair

CEO

Steve Mongeau
Executive Director