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.


SNL Anchor Presents Community Service Award to SIMHS’s Children’s Theatre Director

Our Children’s Theatre Association Director Rosemarie Callahan was recently honored with the Captain Randall Community Service Award for her contributions to Snug Harbor Cultural Center and her service to the youth of Staten Island. She received the award at the 32nd Annual Snug Harbor Neptune Ball, where she joined 350 guests, including fellow honorees Borough […]

Reading Volunteer Program Training

YOU CAN HELP CHILDREN LEARN TO READ!   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. Free training for new reading volunteers will be held […]

TD Bank Supports SI Children’s Theatre

Thank you to all that stopped by TD Bank on Forest Avenue to support the Staten Island Children’s Theatre! This event helped us raise $3,300! Special thank you to our young performers.   For Staten Island Advance/ SI Live coverage of this event click here.    

Wednesday, October 21, Franc D’Ambrosio: The Phantom Unmasked

Join us for a night to remember featuring a concert by Franc D’Amrosio to benefit the Staten Island Mental Health Society – “Celebrating over 120 years of helping Staten Island children”.

SI Mental Health Society Fearing for Future

Hurricane Sandy destroyed Domenick Camerada’s home and business, but he says the storm took a huge toll on his emotional state as well. “Bottom line is I lost the will to survive,” said New Dorp Beach resident Domenick Camerada. Camerada turned to the Staten Island Mental Health Society for help. He received counseling after being […]

SIMHS 43rd Annual Spring Luncheon “Back to the Beach”

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Head Start

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.