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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.

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CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS: HELP KIDS LEARN TO READ!

Winter blues got you down? Get up and out of the house and be a reading volunteer! The Staten Island Mental Health Society (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 […]

SafeTY.net Director Receives ‘Woman of Distinction’ Award

Robin Sklarin, Director of the Society’s SafeTY.net Program, received a Woman of Distinction Award from Second Chance International, at a ceremony at the Labetti Post on December 3. Ms. Sklarin was selected for her, “Enormous work with the SafeTY.net program, her work with youth, the LGBT community, and success stories from her mentorship,” according to […]

Dr. Richard M. Silberstein Award Presented

    The SIMHS presented its 2016 Dr. Richard M. Silberstein Award to Matt Carter, Esq., an associate attorney in the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice of the international law firm O’Melveny & Myers, LLP, recognizing his extraordinary service to Staten Island children, especially those with special needs.      Andrea Smyth, Executive Director of the Albany-based […]

Three Staffers Receive Service Awards

SIMHS congratulates our three staff members who received 2016 Community Service Awards from the Staten Island Not-for-Profit Association on November 20 at the Vanderbilt in South Beach. Head Start Fiscal Officer Patchara Changpertitum; Early Recognition Screening Specialist and Chief Staff Nurse Jane DiFortuna, RN; and Superintendent for Facilities Management Daniel Rothmund will be honored, along […]

“All-You-Can-Eat” Breakfast Benefits Our Kids

Our supporters brought their heartiest appetites to the Knights of Columbus Father Drumgoole Council’s “All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast” benefit for the Women’s Guild of the Staten Island Mental Health Society (SIMHS), on Sunday, November 13. The repast, at the Council Hall at included breakfast favorites bacon, eggs, pancakes and cereal, as well as a made-to-order menu of […]

CHILDREN’S THEATRE PERFORMED ‘GUYS & DOLLS’

Our Staten Island Children’s Theatre Association (SICTA) Performing Arts Company older group (9 to 18 years old) staged two productions of the much-loved Broadway show, “Guys and Dolls,” on Sunday. November 20 at South Richmond High School, Princes Bay.  The shows were a sell-out. The SICTA’s younger group, budding thespians 5 to 9 years old, […]

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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.

Upcoming Events

  1. Continuation of Reading Volunteer Training (Session 1)

    January 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  2. Training for New Reading Volunteers (Session 2)

    January 31 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  3. Continuation of Reading Volunteer Training Session 2

    February 2 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am