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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]