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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

Dr. Richard M. Silberstein Award to Health Exec

The Society (SIMHS) will present its 2017 Dr. Richard M. Silberstein Memorial Award to Joseph Conte, Ph.d., Executive Director of the Staten Island Performing Provider System (SI PPS) on Friday, December 15 at SIMHS headquarters. The award is given to community leaders who have made a significant and palpable difference in the lives of Staten […]

Please Help Us Help Puerto Rico

We at SIMHS are adopting a town, Comerio, one of the many areas in Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Maria. To help raise needed funds, we are selling T-Shirts to support this cause. All monies go directly to the affected town of Comerio, in the northern part of the Island. We plan to continue providing […]

Ms. Gambale Is Health Coach of the Month

Congratulations to Vicki Gambale, Case Coordinator at the Chait Mental Health Clinic. who was recently named Health Coach of the Month for October by SICARES. SIMHS is one of six local agencies that comprise SICARES, which in turn is part of a state program/initiative to improve health care in the community According to a representative […]

Two Staff Members Honored for Service

SIMHS congratulates Mary Walsh, Supervisor of our Human Resources Department, and Gerri Matthews, Director of the Chait Mental Health Clinic, who were honored with 2017 Community Service Awards by the Staten Island Not-for-Profit Association. At a ceremony on November 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Mary and Gerri shared honors with 22 other individuals from […]

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 […]

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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 Maria

Rebuilding Comerio

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, The Staten Island Mental Health Society Adopts Comerio, Puerto Rico.