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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.

Happenings

Spring Fundraiser Is ‘Banking On’ You!

In support of children and families with special needs, the SIMHS Women‘s Guild will hold its 45th annual Spring Luncheon Fundraiser on Tuesday, May 9 at the Staaten. Doors open at 11:30 am. Those who want to join this effort to assist the Island’s most vulnerable residents can purchase tickets for $50 per person or […]

SIMHS Reading Volunteers Are NY 1’s Staten Islanders of the Week!

Our hard-working, dedicated corps of School Reading Volunteers who work at PS 48 were honored as Staten Islanders of the Week by New York 1 News in February. Reporters and videographers interviewed volunteers as they tutored young children at the school. Even the kids got into the act, relating how the volunteers have helped them […]

2017 Membership Drive, Join the 120 Club!

Staten Island Mental Health Society 2017 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 […]

SafeTY.net Director Receives ‘Woman of Distinction’ Award

Robin Sklarin, Director of the Society’s SafeTY.net Program, received a Woman of Distinction Award from Second Chance International, at a ceremony at the Labetti Post on December 3. Ms. Sklarin was selected for her, “Enormous work with the SafeTY.net program, her work with youth, the LGBT community, and success stories from her mentorship,” according to […]

Dr. Richard M. Silberstein Award Presented

    The SIMHS presented 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 Albany-based […]

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 […]

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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.