Former Samaritans to open new crisis call center in Framingham

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When Samaritans Inc. abruptly shut down its Framingham crisis call center in June, volunteers were dismayed and hurt. Last week, some of those same volunteers met again, this time to celebrate.

With the aid of the United Way of Tri-County, they have regrouped to form Call2Talk, which will operate a new call center in Framingham.

“Volunteers are already trained, and local, and they are here,” Eileen Davis, who is overseeing the effort, said in an interview. “They’re over the moon to be able to serve again.”

Call2Talk’s center will be open by the end of 2013, said Davis. It will serve 34 communities across the area, from Wrentham to Marlborough to Stow.

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