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.


“Teaching Kids Lifelong Suicide Prevention Skills” Presentation

Presents “Teaching Kids Lifelong Suicide Prevention Skills” Presenter: Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP Friday, September 28, 2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Sign in will begin at 8:30 am. Location: The Vanderbilt at South Beach 300 Father Capodanno Boulevard Staten Island, NY 10305 Telephone 718-447-0800 (Facilities are handicapped accessible) Questions and answers will be an […]

Reading Volunteers Honored at Luncheon

Deputy Borough President Edward Burke entertained and enlightened an audience of enthusiastic volunteers as the guest speaker at the Society’s School Reading Volunteer Honor Luncheon on Monday, June 18 at the Hilton Garden Inn. Mr. Burke, deputy to Borough President James Oddo, wears many hats, one of the newest as a children’s book author. At […]

Varsity Club Scholarship Awarded to Day Treatment Alumna

The Varsity Club of Staten Island presented its 2018 Joe Coty Jr. Memorial Scholarship to 18-year-old Chyne Moore, a senior at Tottenville High School who received educational and clinical therapeutic services at the Society’s Day Treatment Center. Ms, Moore was honored at the Varsity Club’s Athletic Awards Dinner on June 6. Since 2011, the Joe […]

Bag the Biggest Bargain at Our Thrift Shop

The Society’s Great Kills Thrift Shop is offering budget-minding consumers a deal to “spring ahead” for. Starting right now, customers will be able to fill a large, 15-inch shopping bag, provided gratis by the store, with all the merchandise that fits (except jewelry) for only $15. The thrift shop carries an eye-popping array of gently-used […]

Dr. Richard M. Silberstein Award to Health Exec

The Society (SIMHS)  presented its 2017 Dr. Richard M. Silberstein Memorial Award to Joseph Conte, Ph.d., Executive Director of the Staten Island Performing Provider System (SI PPS) on December 15 at SIMHS headquarters. The award is given to community leaders who have made a significant and palpable difference in the lives of Staten Island children […]

Please Help Us Help Puerto Rico

We at SIMHS are adopting a town, Comerio, one of the many areas in Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Maria. To help raise needed funds, we are selling T-Shirts to support this cause. All monies go directly to the affected town of Comerio, in the northern part of the Island. We plan to continue providing […]


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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 Maria

Rebuilding Comerio

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, The Staten Island Mental Health Society Adopts Comerio, Puerto Rico.