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.


Learn more about SIMHS by downloading our 2015 Annual Report

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  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, […]


The recent Women’s Guild Spring Luncheon was a huge success with over 130 people attending. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves and many left weighed down with beautiful gift baskets. Everything received “cheers,” from the elegant centerpieces to the tasty menu. Thanks to everyone’s hard work and dedication, a substantial amount of money was raised for […]

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 […]

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 […]


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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. School Reading Volunteer Honor Luncheon

    June 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm