What we've done
Samaritans is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support to those impacted by suicide in a variety of ways, such as their 24/7 helpline, grief support services, and community education. The organization began 47 years ago and has since expanded all over the world. The Samaritans have answered over 3 million calls, chats, and texts from those who are struggling and have supported 15,000+ suicide loss survivors in their grief journeys.
In 2020, Samaritans decided it was time to revamp their existing website. Knowing the significance of the impact the Samaritans have on thousands of lives, we took this job incredibly seriously and were honored to have been chosen to rebuild it.
As we approached this project, the primary goal of the website was at the forefront of our plans: this website stands as the gateway to finding the resources the website visitors need. The website visitors typically fall under one of three categories: a person experiencing suicidal thoughts, a person who has lost someone to suicide, or a person who is interested in participating in suicide prevention workshops. Therefore, our number one objective was to provide the resources and answers to the website visitors as quickly as possible.
Secondly, we wanted to give Samaritans a fresh, modern, and accessible design that captivated visitors’ attention. Synonymously, we organized content very intentionally in order to effectively communicate the impact this organization has had on thousands of people through stories, testimonials, and images.