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.


$10,000 Raffle Tickets Are Going Fast….

There’s still time to buy your tickets for the SIMHS’s $10,000 Limited Raffle, sponsored by our Women’s Guild.   A total of only 250 tickets are sold, at $100 apiece, but they’re disappearing  fast.       The drawing for the grand prize of $10,000, plus second and third prizes of $1,000 and $500 respectively, […]

Our Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser Revved Up the Crowd.

Our first annual Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser, on Saturday, October 8, was a rousing success …for children, for the community and for the Society. Even the weather cooperated. Over 750 children, parents and grandparents arrived at the Vanderbilt’s South Beach parking lot ready for a hands-on adventure, where they experienced how various vehicles protect, build and serve […]

Women’s Guild Installs New Officers

     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.     […]

Four SIMHS Volunteers Are Honored

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 […]

SafeTY.net Student Receives Varsity Club Scholarship

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 […]

School Reading Volunteers Honored at Luncheon

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 […]


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Head Start

Head Start

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. $10,000 Raffle Drawing

    December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm