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 […]

Preschoolers Learn About Native American Culture at Head Start Center

Our Head Start Center in Stapleton hosted a morning of learning for preschoolers. The Red Storm Drum and Dance Troupe visited to teach these students about Native American Culture. Check out the full article featured in the Staten Island Advance by clicking here.  

“Phantom Unmasked” Fundraiser Was a Hit Musical

The “Music of the Night” filled the Hilton Garden Inn on October 21, as Franc D’Ambrosio captivated 250 guests with his soaring vibratto and personal warmth. The occasion was the annual Dinner-Show Fundraiser benefiting Staten Island children with special needs, hosted by the Women’s Auxiliary of the Elizabeth W. Pouch Center for Special People, a […]

Staten Island Advance Features The Phantom Unmasked Fundraiser with Franc D’Ambrosio

This September, the Staten Island Advance published an article featuring our upcoming event, The Phantom Unmasked, and its featured guest, Franc D’Ambrosio. Franc D’Ambrosio, world’s longest running Phantom of the Opera star and singer in The Godfather III, will be performing at the Staten Island Mental Health Society’s Fundraiser on October 21st at the Hilton Garden […]

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.    

SIMHS Chief Clinical Officer Receives Social Work Award

Elizabeth (Libby) Traynor, SIMHS’s Chief Clinical Officer and Senior Vice President for Behavioral Health Services received the 8th Annual Mid-Career Exemplary Social Work Leader Award from the New York Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) on December 4.

Beryl Clark Retires After 43-Year Career at Society

“After 43 years of hard work and dedication, it’s time to take a permanent vacation!” was the refrain at our retirement party,  last summer, for Beryl S. Clark, MS, vice president for Early Childhood Services. At the surprise gala at the Cuckoo’s Nest in St. George, a crowd of Ms. Clark’s co-workers, former co-workers, agency staff, […]

Volunteers Built Us a New Playground After Hurricane Sandy

Work and celebration mark a perfect day! July 27, 2013 was a very special day for children who were affected by Hurricane Sandy and were receiving services from the Society, when a team of 200 dedicated volunteers from the SIMHS, BNP Paribas, organizer KaBOOM!, and community residents built a brand new, state-of-the art playground, in about eight hours, […]