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 Summer Registration Begins

Registration for the Staten Island Children’s Theatre Association’s Summer Workshops begins on Monday, May 2. The intensive, whirlwind 10-day workshops for children ages 5 to 8 and ages 9 to 18 run from July 5 to July 14, culminating in a musical production on July 15. Course details will be available with registration at www.statenislandchildrenstheatre.com. […]

Richmond University Medical Center & The Staten Island Mental Health Society Announce Signing Of Merger Agreement

Move builds an expansive network of community-based, integrated behavioral and medical services PRESS RELEASE DISTRIBUTED April 13, 2016 (Staten Island, NY) Richmond University Medical Center, an affiliate of the Mount Sinai Health Network and the Icahn School of Medicine, and the Staten Island Mental Health Society (SIMHS) today announced that the two organizations have signed […]


“Cheers” is the theme of the Society’s  upcoming  Women‘s Guild 44th annual Spring Luncheon, on Tuesday, May 10 at the Staaten. Doors open at 11:30 am. The Guild will present its 2016 Dorothy M. Kammer Volunteer Service Award to the Columbiettes Auxiliary, #5917, of the Fr. John C. Drumgoole Council, Knights of Columbus. The award […]

2016 Annual Gala Was an Evening of Memories and Emotions

We are delighted to report that our 2016 Annual Gala, on March 18,  was a great success, both as a memorable night out for our guests and as a prolific fundraiser for the Society.  Honors went to our extraordinary President and Chief Executive Officer Fern Zagor,  who received the Distinguished Leadership Award, and Melissa Rabinovich, Executive […]

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 […]

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 […]


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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. Women’s Guild Spring Luncheon

    May 10 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm