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 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 […]
Budding thespians can still register for our Children’s Theatre Spring Drama/Musical Arts Workshops, on both the North and South Shores. There are separate classes for children 5- to 8 and 9- to 18 (must be 9 by March). Workshops for the younger group will be held on Saturdays, from March 5 through May 14, from […]
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 […]
Join us for the 2016 Staten Island Mental Health Society’s Annual Gala on Friday, March 18, 2016. This year we be honoring our extraordinary President and Chief Executive Officer Fern Zagor, LCSW, ACSW, with the 2016 Distinguished Leadership Award and Melissa Rabinovich, Executive Editor at NY1 News, with the 2016 Community Service Award. For 2016 […]
The SIMHS presented its 2015 Dr. Richard M. Silberstein Award to City Council Minority Leader Steven Matteo, on Friday, December 11 at our headquarters in West Brighton. The award is presented to a local person or group to acknowledge extraordinary service to Staten Island children, especially children with special needs. Brian R. McMahon, MD, FAAP, chairman […]
SIMHS’s Vice President for Early Childhood Services Roseann Catania and Contracts Manager Lenora DePrimo were among the recipients of the 2015 Staten Island Not-for-Profit Association Community Service Awards, presented on November 15 at the Vanderbilt in South Beach. The awards honor staff members of Island charitable organizations who work above and beyond their official duties and are […]