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.
Registration for the Staten Island Children’s Theatre Association’s Summer Workshops is continuing. 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 of High School Musical Jr. on July 15. The show will be performed by all […]
The SIMHS Women’s Guild installed its newly elected officers for 2016-2017 last week at a year-end dinner meeting at Bella Vita Restaurant. Linda Miraglia took the helm as the Guild’s new president. The other officers are June Dellavalle, vice president; Carol Romano, recording secretary; and Dorothy Liquori, corresponding secretary. […]
Congratulations to Arlene Donovan, Dorothy Liquori, Terry Ferrara and Connie Cacciamani! These hard-working, dedicated volunteers were honored this month for their service to the Society (as well as other not-for-profit organizations). They embody the definition of volunteerism – as well as its spirit – a synergy of compassion, generosity, and plain old elbow grease, and consistently […]
The Varsity Club of Staten Island presented its 2016 Joe Coty Jr. Memorial Scholarship to 17-year-old Rozlind H. Robinson, a senior at South Richmond High School (SRHS) who receives services from the Society’s SafeTY.net Program. Rozlind, who achieved her goal of earning a high school diploma despite intellectual and physical challenges, received the prestigious scholarship […]
The Society’s 200+ School Reading Volunteers were recognized for their dedication to children and their hard work as tutors at a gala Honor Luncheon at the Hilton Garden Inn on June 1. School principals and local community leaders joined SIMHS administrators and staff in paying tribute to the volunteers. Last year, 230 school reading volunteers […]
The 40+ volunteers who staff and manage the Society’s two Thrift Shops were recognized at the Society’s annual Thrift Shop Volunteers Honor Luncheo on May 24 at Piccolino Restaurant. The Great Kills Thrift Shop at 10 Brown Avenue and the Tottenville Thrift Shop at 233 Main Street stock high quality, gently-used clothing and accessories for […]