“Teaching Kids Lifelong Suicide Prevention Skills” Presentation

Presents “Teaching Kids Lifelong Suicide Prevention Skills” Presenter: Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP Friday, September 28, 2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Sign in will begin at 8:30 am. Location: The Vanderbilt at South Beach 300 Father Capodanno Boulevard Staten Island, NY 10305 Telephone 718-447-0800 (Facilities are handicapped accessible) Questions and answers will be an […]

Reading Volunteers Honored at Luncheon

Deputy Borough President Edward Burke entertained and enlightened an audience of enthusiastic volunteers as the guest speaker at the Society’s School Reading Volunteer Honor Luncheon on Monday, June 18 at the Hilton Garden Inn. Mr. Burke, deputy to Borough President James Oddo, wears many hats, one of the newest as a children’s book author. At […]

Varsity Club Scholarship Awarded to Day Treatment Alumna

The Varsity Club of Staten Island presented its 2018 Joe Coty Jr. Memorial Scholarship to 18-year-old Chyne Moore, a senior at Tottenville High School who received educational and clinical therapeutic services at the Society’s Day Treatment Center. Ms, Moore was honored at the Varsity Club’s Athletic Awards Dinner on June 6. Since 2011, the Joe […]

Bag the Biggest Bargain at Our Thrift Shop

The Society’s Great Kills Thrift Shop is offering budget-minding consumers a deal to “spring ahead” for. Starting right now, customers will be able to fill a large, 15-inch shopping bag, provided gratis by the store, with all the merchandise that fits (except jewelry) for only $15. The thrift shop carries an eye-popping array of gently-used […]

Dr. Richard M. Silberstein Award to Health Exec

The Society (SIMHS)  presented its 2017 Dr. Richard M. Silberstein Memorial Award to Joseph Conte, Ph.d., Executive Director of the Staten Island Performing Provider System (SI PPS) on December 15 at SIMHS headquarters. The award is given to community leaders who have made a significant and palpable difference in the lives of Staten Island children […]

Please Help Us Help Puerto Rico

We at SIMHS are adopting a town, Comerio, one of the many areas in Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Maria. To help raise needed funds, we are selling T-Shirts to support this cause. All monies go directly to the affected town of Comerio, in the northern part of the Island. We plan to continue providing […]

Ms. Gambale Is Health Coach of the Month

Congratulations to Vicki Gambale, Case Coordinator at the Chait Mental Health Clinic. who was recently named Health Coach of the Month for October by SICARES. SIMHS is one of six local agencies that comprise SICARES, which in turn is part of a state program/initiative to improve health care in the community According to a representative […]

Two Staff Members Honored for Service

SIMHS congratulates Mary Walsh, Supervisor of our Human Resources Department, and Gerri Matthews, Director of the Chait Mental Health Clinic, who were honored with 2017 Community Service Awards by the Staten Island Not-for-Profit Association. At a ceremony on November 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Mary and Gerri shared honors with 22 other individuals from […]

Women’s Guild Elects New Officers; Seeks New Members

The SIMHS Women’s Guild has elected its officers for the 2017-2018 term. Dorothy Liquori took the helm as the Guild’s new President. The other officers are Fran Habib, Vice President; Carol Romano, Recording Secretary; and Diana Zapata, Corresponding Secretary. Maryann Striffolino, SIMHS Director of Volunteer Services, will serve as acting Treasurer. The Women’s Guild, founded […]

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 […]