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 6,800 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.


SIMHS Thrift Shop Volunteers are NY1’s Staten Islanders of the Week!

〈Click HERE to connect to the NY1 story!〉  “Whether it’s stocking, sorting or decorating the latest “Staten Islanders of the Week” work year-round, managing two shops that help keep a local nonprofit up and running.” Aired first on NY1: Friday, March 27, 2015 at 07:00 PM EDT   THANK YOU to NY1 for recognizing the hard work of […]

2015 Annual Gala Honoring Bob Cutrona Celebrates 120 Years of Serving Staten Island Children

The Staten Island Mental Health Society held their 2015 Annual Gala Honoring Bob Cutrona on Friday, March 20, 2015 Above Ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn.   Thanks to all who helped support this event and celebrate 120 years of service!   All of the proceeds from this event help to support SIMHS programs that benefit Staten […]

SIMHS Chief Clinical Officer Receives Social Work Award

Elizabeth (Libby) Traynor, SIMHS’s Chief Clinical Officer and Senior Vice President for Behavioral Health Services received the 8th Annual Mid-Career Exemplary Social Work Leader Award from the New York Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) on December 4. Ms. Traynor was honored for her “visionary and exemplary work, dedication and unique commitment to the social […]

Two Staffers Receive Service Awards

Karen Sorensen and Doreen Tartaglia received 2014 Community Service Awards from the Staten Island Not-for-Profit Association last month. The awards honor staff members who are often “unsung heroes” at the organizations where they work. Ms. Sorensen, whose official title is Payroll Coordinator, recently began sharing her flair for fundraising in a complementary role as an event planner. “Karen […]

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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.

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