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.


Al Lambert Cabaret

Fall Dinner-Show Benefits Kids with Special Needs The popular and exciting Al Lambert Musical Cabaret will headline the fall Dinner-Show Fundraiser hosted by the Women’s Auxiliary of the Elizabeth W. Pouch Center for Special People, on Wednesday, October 22, at the Hilton Garden Inn,  starting at 7 p.m. The fundraiser benefits children with developmental, intellectual, and […]

Honor Luncheon for Reading Volunteers

A June Highlight! The Society hosted its annual School Reading Volunteer Honor Luncheon on Wednesday, June 4 at the Hilton Garden Inn, at noon. The warblers of the PS 22 chorus once again added their vibrant voices to the celebration of the program’s 54th anniversary of helping Staten Island children improve their reading and comprehension skills. Last year, 230 […]


“After 43 years of hard work and dedication, it’s time to take a permanent vacation!” was the refrain at our recent retirement party for Beryl S. Clark, MS, vice president for Early Childhood Services. At the surprise gala at the Cuckoo’s Nest in St. George, a crowd of Ms. Clark’s co-workers, former co-workers, agency staff, […]

Thrift Shop Volunteers Feted at Luncheon

The 40+ volunteers who staff and manage the Society’s two Thrift Shops were recognized at the Society’s annual Thrift Shop Volunteers Honor Luncheon, on Wednesday, May 21 at La Fontana Restaurant. The Great Kills Thrift Shop at 10 Brown Avenue and the Tottenville Thrift Shop at 233 Main Street stock high quality, gently-used clothing and […]

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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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