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.


Halloween Sale at Thrift Shop Is a Treat for All!

It’s no trick, but a Halloween treat for your eyes and your pocketbook. The SIMHS’s Tottenville Thrift Shop is offering shoppers a huge selection of gently used Halloween costumes – from presidents to poltergeists – for children and adults. It’s a perfect fit for fearless shoppers on a budget, whether you’re Trick or Treating or […]

Free Training for Reading Volunteers

Hundreds of Staten Island children are waiting for YOU to help them learn to read. The SIMHS is once again offering free training for our School Reading Volunteer Program, and you are invited to become a member of this unique volunteer corps that helps students in grades 1 through 5 hone their reading skills.   Training […]

Our CEO Is A “Woman of Distinction”

SIMHS President/CEO Fern A. Zagor received a “Woman of Distinction” Award from 2nd Chance International, at a ceremony at the Labetti Post on August 19. Ms. Zagor was selected for the award to recognize and honor “The impacts of her tireless and longstanding work in the community and the positive effects of her work on […]

You Can Still Donate to the Bowl-A-Thon Fundraiser!

Our Bowl-A-Thon Fundraiser on August 20th was a big success and we want to thank everyone who attended, worked the tables, donated time and money, and took to the lanes. Also, congratulations to the individuals and families who won the basket raffles and the 50/50 prizes.  We are grateful for your generosity.  Although the Bowl-A-Thon […]

You Are Invited to Our 2017 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 Our Annual Touch-A-Truck fundraising event on Saturday, October 14 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Vanderbilt parking lot in South […]

Celebrate America – Buy a $10,000 Raffle!

Celebrate the American spirit by taking a chance and helping others! Tickets are now available for SIMHS’s $10,000 Limited Raffle, which benefits the Society‘s programs and services for Staten Island children and families with special needs. Only 250 tickets will be sold, at $100 apiece, according to SIMHS Director of Volunteer Services Maryann Striffolino. The […]


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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. Free Training for Reading Volunteers

    October 3 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  2. Free Training for Reading Volunteers

    October 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  3. Free Training for Reading Volunteers

    October 10 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  4. Free Training for Reading Volunteers

    October 12 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  5. Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser

    October 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm