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.


You Are Invited to Our Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser

Parents and families – You are invited to give your kids a low-cost, exciting hands-on adventure while also giving your support to Staten Island children with special needs. The SIMHS will be hosting a Touch-A-Truck fundraising event on Saturday, October 8 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Vanderbilt parking lot in South Beach. […]

You Can Help A Child Learn to Read!

The Society is once again offering free training for its School Reading Volunteer Program, and you are invited to become a member of this unique volunteer corps that helps young students learn to read. Free training for new reading volunteers will be held on Tuesday, September 20 and Thursday, September 22, from 9:30 to 11:30 […]

$10,000 Raffle Tickets Now On Sale

Tickets are now available for the SIMHS’s $10,000 Limited Raffle, sponsored by our Women’s Guild.  Only 250 tickets will be sold, at $100 apiece.       The drawing for the grand prize of $10,000, plus second and third prizes of $1,000 and $500 respectively, will be on Friday, December 2 at SIMHS headquarters in West […]

Registration Begins for Children’s Theatre Fall Workshops

Registration for the Staten Island Children’s Theatre Association (SICTA) Fall Drama/Musical Arts Workshops is now available on-line at www.statenislandchildrenstheatre.com. Classes will be held on the North Shore at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Livingston, and on the South Shore at South Richmond High School, Princes Bay. Workshops for budding thespians ages 5 to 8 will be on […]

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 […]


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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. Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser

    October 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. $10,000 Raffle Drawing

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