The SIMHS is a private, not-for-profit children's mental health services agency that has been serving Staten Island children with special needs and their families since 1895. Our goal is to help these children and their families improve the quality of their lives.

Last year, our 300 professional and support staff provided assistance to more than 6,800 individuals who participated in more than 20 programs at locations throughout the borough. In addition, our more than 500 volunteers contributed 50,000 hours of service.


SIMHS Thrift Shop Volunteers are NY1’s Staten Islanders of the Week!

“Whether it’s stocking, sorting or decorating the latest “Staten Islanders of the Week” work year-round, managing two shops that help keep a local nonprofit up and running.” NY1: Friday, March 27, 2015

2015 Annual Gala Honoring Bob Cutrona Celebrates 120 Years of Serving Staten Island Children

The Staten Island Mental Health Society held their 2015 Annual Gala Honoring Bob Cutrona on Friday, March 20, 2015 Above Ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Learn more about SIMHS by downloading our 2015 Annual report

Download the 2015 SIMHS Annual report.

SIMHS Chief Clinical Officer Receives Social Work Award

Elizabeth (Libby) Traynor, SIMHS’s Chief Clinical Officer and Senior Vice President for Behavioral Health Services received the 8th Annual Mid-Career Exemplary Social Work Leader Award from the New York Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) on December 4.

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Head Start

Head Start

The SIMHS’s four full-service Head Start Centers serve more than 300 children (at any one time) between the ages of 3 and 5 each year.

In Response to Sandy

Sandy Related Programs

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, SIMHS mobilized to assist not only our clients but others throughout the area who were affected by the storm.

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