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 5,300 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.


You Can Still Donate to the Bowl-A-Thon Fundraiser!

Our Bowl-A-Thon Fundraiser on August 20th was a big success and we want to thank everyone who attended, worked the tables, donated time and money, and took to the lanes. Also, congratulations to the individuals and families who won the basket raffles and the 50/50 prizes.  We are grateful for your generosity.  Although the Bowl-A-Thon […]

You Are Invited to Our 2017 Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser

Parents and families – You are invited to give your kids a low-cost, exciting hands-on adventure while also giving your support to Staten Island children with special needs. The SIMHS will be hosting Our Annual Touch-A-Truck fundraising event on Saturday, October 14 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Vanderbilt parking lot in South […]

Celebrate America – Buy a $10,000 Raffle!

Celebrate the American spirit by taking a chance and helping others! Tickets are now available for SIMHS’s $10,000 Limited Raffle, which benefits the Society‘s programs and services for Staten Island children and families with special needs. Only 250 tickets will be sold, at $100 apiece, according to SIMHS Director of Volunteer Services Maryann Striffolino. The […]

Register for Children’s Theatre Fall Workshops NOW!

Registration for the Staten Island Children’s Theatre Association (SICTA) Fall Drama/Musical Arts Workshops is available on-line at www.statenislandchildrenstheatre.com.       Separate workshops will be held for children ages 4-5, ages 5-8, and ages 9-18, at North Shore (Snug Harbor Cultural Center) and South Shore (PS 25A/South Richmond High School) locations. Creative Drama sessions for […]

Reading Volunteers Honored

More than 100 of the Society’s School Reading Volunteers were recognized for their dedication to children and their hard work as tutors at our gala Honor Luncheon at the Hilton Garden Inn o-in June. School principals and local community leaders joined SIMHS administrators and staff in paying tribute to the volunteers. Last year, our corps […]

Varsity Club Scholarship Winner Overcame Bullying

The Varsity Club of Staten Island presented its 2017 Joe Coty Jr. Memorial Scholarship to 18-year-old Khadim Beye, a senior at Tottenville High School who receives clinical therapeutic services at the SIMHS’ Chait Mental Health Center. Khadim was honored at the Varsity Club’s Athletic Awards Dinner in June. Khadim, who is challenged with an intellectual […]


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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.

Upcoming Events

  1. Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser

    October 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm