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.


Two Staffers Received Service Awards

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 […]

Council Minority Leader To Receive SIMHS Silberstein Award

The SIMHS will present 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, […]

Preschoolers Learn About Native American Culture at Head Start Center

Our Head Start Center in Stapleton hosted a morning of learning for preschoolers. The Red Storm Drum and Dance Troupe visited to teach these students about Native American Culture. Check out the full article featured in the Staten Island Advance by clicking here.  

SIMHS Annual Raffle On the Front Cover of SI Business Trends!

Tickets are still available for the SIMHS $10,000 Raffle! Only 225 tickets will be sold at $100 a piece.  To reserve your tickets, call Mary Striffolino at (718) 442-2225 x 304.    

“Phantom Unmasked” Fundraiser Was a Hit Musical

The “Music of the Night” filled the Hilton Garden Inn on October 21, as Franc D’Ambrosio captivated 250 guests with his soaring vibratto and personal warmth. The occasion was the annual Dinner-Show Fundraiser benefiting Staten Island children with special needs, hosted by the Women’s Auxiliary of the Elizabeth W. Pouch Center for Special People, a […]

“Knights in Shining Armor” Even Cook Breakfast!

More than 100 guests brought their hearty appetites to the Knights of Columbus’ Father Drumgoole Council’s “All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast” benefit for the Staten Island Mental Health Society (SIMHS), on Sunday, October 25. The repast, at the Council Hall in Richmondtown, included breakfast favorites, as well as some specially-cooked dishes for adventurous taste buds. The annual fundraiser, […]


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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 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. Women’s Guild $10,000 Raffle Drawing

    December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm