Children’s Theatre Upcoming Shows: “Oliver” & “101 Dalmatians”

It’s SHOWTIME!!! Our Staten Island Children’s Theatre Association Performing Arts Company will present Oliver – Lionel Bart’s production of the Dickens classic Oliver Twist – on Sunday, November 19, at South Richmond High School, Princes Bay. The curtain will rise for two performances at 3 and 7 pm. Reserved seat tickets are priced at $20. […]

Celebrate America – Buy a $10,000 Raffle!

Celebrate the American spirit by taking a chance and helping others! Tickets are now available for SIMHS’s $10,000 Limited Raffle, which benefits the Society‘s programs and services for Staten Island children and families with special needs. Only 250 tickets will be sold, at $100 apiece, according to SIMHS Director of Volunteer Services Maryann Striffolino. The […]

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 […]

Our CEO Is A “Woman of Distinction”

SIMHS President/CEO Fern A. Zagor received a “Woman of Distinction” Award from 2nd Chance International, at a ceremony at the Labetti Post on August 19. Ms. Zagor was selected for the award to recognize and honor “The impacts of her tireless and longstanding work in the community and the positive effects of her work on […]

Reading Volunteers Honored

More than 100 of the Society’s School Reading Volunteers were recognized for their dedication to children and their hard work as tutors at our gala Honor Luncheon at the Hilton Garden Inn o-in June. School principals and local community leaders joined SIMHS administrators and staff in paying tribute to the volunteers. Last year, our corps […]

Varsity Club Scholarship Winner Overcame Bullying

The Varsity Club of Staten Island presented its 2017 Joe Coty Jr. Memorial Scholarship to 18-year-old Khadim Beye, a senior at Tottenville High School who receives clinical therapeutic services at the SIMHS’ Chait Mental Health Center. Khadim was honored at the Varsity Club’s Athletic Awards Dinner in June. Khadim, who is challenged with an intellectual […]

Women’s Guild Luncheon Spun A Carousel of Delights

In support of children and families with special needs, our Women‘s Guild 45th annual Spring Luncheon spun out a “carousel” of delights for more than 100 guests at the Staaten. During the May 9th fundraiser, the Guild presented its 2017 Dorothy M. Kammer Service Award to Richmond County Savings Bank (RCSB), a division of New […]

SIMHS Reading Volunteers Are NY 1’s Staten Islanders of the Week!

Our hard-working, dedicated corps of School Reading Volunteers who work at PS 48 were honored as Staten Islanders of the Week by New York 1 News in February. Reporters and videographers interviewed volunteers as they tutored young children at the school. Even the kids got into the act, relating how the volunteers have helped them […]

2017 Membership Drive, Join the 120 Club!

Staten Island Mental Health Society 2017 Membership Drive Since its inception in 1895, the Staten Island Mental Health Society, a tax exempt 501 (c) 3 organization, has depended on its membership to carry out its motto: “We’re here when you need us.”  Our members and their support are what allow us to serve Staten Island’s […]