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.


Borough President To Receive Silberstein Award

Borough President James S. Oddo will be honored for his service to Staten Island children and families with the Society’s 2014 Dr. Richard M. Silberstein Memorial Award. The award will be presented to Borough President Oddo on Friday, December 12, at SIMHS headquarters. “Borough President Oddo is a champion for health and wellness on our […]


“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 […]

Volunteers Built us a New Playground After Hurricane Sandy

Work and celebration mark a perfect day! July 27 was a very special day for children who were affected by Hurricane Sandy and are receiving services from the Society, when a team of 200 dedicated volunteers from the SIMHS, BNP Paribas, organizer KaBOOM!, and community residents built a brand new, state-of-the art playground, in about eight hours, […]

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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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