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.


Children’s Theatre Director Honored with Minty Award

Our Children’s Theatre Association Director Rosemarie Callahan began the New Year by adding another trophy to her mantel, when she received the “Minty” Award for Community Enrichment from the Minty Organization for the Performing Arts. This award is given to an individual or organization that has enriched the lives of theater students in the local […]

Curtain Opens on Children’s Theatre Spring Workshops

Budding thespians can still register for our Children’s Theatre Spring Drama/Musical Arts Workshops, on both the North and South Shores. There are separate classes for children 5- to 8 and 9- to 18 (must be 9 by March). Workshops for the younger group will be held on Saturdays, from March 5 through May 14, from […]

It’s Easy To Be A School Reading Volunteer!

Winter blues got you down? Get up and out of the house and be a reading volunteer! The SIMHS is once again offering free training for its School Reading Volunteer Program, and you are invited to become a member of this unique volunteer corps that helps students in grades 1 through 5 learn to read. […]

Thrift Shop Volunteers Urgently Needed!

Do you enjoy meeting new people? Would you like to work in retail? Most importantly, do you have a few hours a week to spend in a fulfilling service opportunity? If your answer is yes, the Society invites you to join the dedicated women and men who staff and manage our Great Kills Thrift Shop. The […]

2016 Annual Gala Honoring Fern Zagor & Melissa Rabinovich

Join us for the 2016 Staten Island Mental Health Society’s Annual Gala on Friday, March 18, 2016.  This year we be honoring our extraordinary President and Chief Executive Officer Fern Zagor, LCSW, ACSW, with the 2016 Distinguished Leadership Award and Melissa Rabinovich, Executive Editor at NY1 News, with the 2016 Community Service Award. For 2016 […]

Council Minority Leader Receives SIMHS Silberstein Award

The SIMHS presented its 2015 Dr. Richard M. Silberstein Award to City Council Minority Leader Steven Matteo, on Friday, December 11 at our headquarters in West Brighton. The award is presented to a local person or group to acknowledge extraordinary service to Staten Island children, especially children with special needs. Brian R. McMahon, MD, FAAP, chairman […]


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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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