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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.

Happenings

Women’s Guild Elects New Officers; Seeks New Members

The SIMHS Women’s Guild has elected its officers for the 2017-2018 term. Dorothy Liquori took the helm as the Guild’s new President. The other officers are Fran Habib, Vice President; Carol Romano, Recording Secretary; and Diana Zapata, Corresponding Secretary. Maryann Striffolino, SIMHS Director of Volunteer Services, will serve as acting Treasurer. The Women’s Guild, founded […]

A Hearty Welcome-Back Breakfast for Reading Volunteers

More than 100 SIMHS School Reading Volunteers were welcomed to the new term at a gala Kick-Off Breakfast at the Staaten on October 18. School administrators and local community leaders joined in officially opening the 58th year of the program. Last year, more than 200 school reading volunteers donated 17,000 hours tutoring 650 children at […]

Halloween Sale at Thrift Shop Is a Treat for All!

It’s no trick, but a Halloween treat for your eyes and your pocketbook. The SIMHS’s Tottenville Thrift Shop is offering shoppers a huge selection of gently used Halloween costumes – from presidents to poltergeists – for children and adults. It’s a perfect fit for fearless shoppers on a budget, whether you’re Trick or Treating or […]

Our CEO Is A “Woman of Distinction”

SIMHS President/CEO Fern A. Zagor received a “Woman of Distinction” Award from 2nd Chance International, at a ceremony at the Labetti Post on August 19. Ms. Zagor was selected for the award to recognize and honor “The impacts of her tireless and longstanding work in the community and the positive effects of her work on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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.