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 […]

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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 […]

Our Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser Revved Up the Crowd.

Our first annual Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser, on Saturday, October 8, was a rousing success …for children, for the community and for the Society. Even the weather cooperated. Over 750 children, parents and grandparents arrived at the Vanderbilt’s South Beach parking lot ready for a hands-on adventure, where they experienced how various vehicles protect, build and serve […]

Four SIMHS Volunteers Are Honored

Congratulations to Arlene Donovan, Dorothy Liquori, Terry Ferrara and Connie Cacciamani! These hard-working, dedicated volunteers were honored this month for their service to the Society (as well as other not-for-profit organizations). They embody the definition of volunteerism – as well as its spirit – a synergy of compassion, generosity, and plain old elbow grease, and consistently […]

Thrift Shop Volunteers Feted at Luncheon

The 40+ volunteers who staff and manage the Society’s two Thrift Shops were recognized at the Society’s annual Thrift Shop Volunteers Honor Luncheo on May 24 at Piccolino Restaurant. The Great Kills Thrift Shop at 10 Brown Avenue and the Tottenville Thrift Shop at 233 Main Street stock high quality, gently-used clothing and accessories for […]

Learn more about SIMHS by downloading our 2016 Annual Report

Download our Annual Report SIMHS Annual Report 2016  

APPLAUSE FOR CHILDREN’S THEATRE ‘ENCORE’ FUNDRAISER

  Our award-winning Staten Island Children’s Theatre Association marked its 30th Anniversary with “Encore!” a musical revue fundraiser celebrating its past, present and future, on stage at Snug Harbor’s Music Hall on May 5. For more than 50 years, SICTA has brought live theater to children and families. Its Musical/Drama Arts workshops, launched in 1986, […]

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 […]