Coming alongside the Maritime Community with Friendship, Faith, and Hospitality
A 185-year partnership of Christian churches and individuals serving the spiritual, emotional and practical needs of the maritime community in New England.
New England's economy depends on ships arriving in our ports, bringing 95% of all the goods we enjoy. Seafarers from many nations operate these ships, working dangerous, lonely and stress-filled jobs.
Seafarers spend 4-18 months at a time away from the very family they work to support.
They are unappreciated and underpaid.
Seafarer's Friend chaplains and volunteers visit crews, providing a face of humanity. Even more than practical services, seafarers value the relationships of care and compassion as we "come alongside" during their brief time in port.
Seafarer's Friend supports the seafaring community in Boston, MA; Portsmouth, NH; Portland, ME.