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.


Children’s Theatre Holiday Fundraiser

    The Staten Island Children’s Theatre Association (SICTA) is sponsoring a Holiday Party Fundraiser on Wednesday, December 28 at the Pepperjack Grill, 316 Manor Road, from 7 to 10 p.m. The tax-deductible donation of $60 per person includes a full buffet, open bar, and entertainment.       SICTA, a self-sustaining program sponsored by the […]

Dr. Richard M. Silberstein Award Will Be Presented This Month

    The SIMHS will present its 2016 Dr. Richard M. Silberstein Award to Matt Carter, Esq., an associate attorney in the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice of the international law firm O’Melveny & Myers, LLP, recognizing his extraordinary service to Staten Island children, especially those with special needs.      Andrea Smyth, Executive Director of the […]

Three Staffers Receive Service Awards

SIMHS congratulates our three staff members who received 2016 Community Service Awards from the Staten Island Not-for-Profit Association on November 20 at the Vanderbilt in South Beach. Head Start Fiscal Officer Patchara Changpertitum; Early Recognition Screening Specialist and Chief Staff Nurse Jane DiFortuna, RN; and Superintendent for Facilities Management Daniel Rothmund will be honored, along […]

“All-You-Can-Eat” Breakfast Benefits Our Kids

Our supporters brought their heartiest appetites to the Knights of Columbus Father Drumgoole Council’s “All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast” benefit for the Women’s Guild of the Staten Island Mental Health Society (SIMHS), on Sunday, November 13. The repast, at the Council Hall at included breakfast favorites bacon, eggs, pancakes and cereal, as well as a made-to-order menu of […]


Our Staten Island Children’s Theatre Association (SICTA) Performing Arts Company older group (9 to 18 years old) staged two productions of the much-loved Broadway show, “Guys and Dolls,” on Sunday. November 20 at South Richmond High School, Princes Bay.  The shows were a sell-out. The SICTA’s younger group, budding thespians 5 to 9 years old, […]

2016 Membership Drive, Join the 120 Club!

Staten Island Mental Health Society 2016 Membership Drive Since its inception in 1895, the Staten Island Mental Health Society, a tax exempt 501 (c) 3 organization, has depended on its membership to carry out its motto: “We’re here when you need us.”  Our members and their support are what allow us to serve Staten Island’s […]


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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. Dr. Richard M. Silberstein Lecture & Award Ceremony

    December 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Children’s Theatre Holiday Fundraiser

    December 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm