Women’s Guild Luncheon Spun A Carousel of Delights

In support of children and families with special needs, our Women‘s Guild 45th annual Spring Luncheon spun out a “carousel” of delights for more than 100 guests at the Staaten. During the May 9th fundraiser, the Guild presented its 2017 Dorothy M. Kammer Service Award to Richmond County Savings Bank (RCSB), a division of New […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thrift Shop Volunteers Feted at Luncheon

The 40+ volunteers who staff and manage the Society’s two Thrift Shops were recognized at the Society’s annual Thrift Shop Volunteers Honor Luncheo on May 24 at Piccolino Restaurant. The Great Kills Thrift Shop at 10 Brown Avenue and the Tottenville Thrift Shop at 233 Main Street stock high quality, gently-used clothing and accessories for […]

Learn more about SIMHS by downloading our 2016 Annual Report

Download our Annual Report SIMHS Annual Report 2016  

APPLAUSE FOR CHILDREN’S THEATRE ‘ENCORE’ FUNDRAISER

  Our award-winning Staten Island Children’s Theatre Association marked its 30th Anniversary with “Encore!” a musical revue fundraiser celebrating its past, present and future, on stage at Snug Harbor’s Music Hall on May 5. For more than 50 years, SICTA has brought live theater to children and families. Its Musical/Drama Arts workshops, launched in 1986, […]

Richmond University Medical Center & The Staten Island Mental Health Society Announce Signing Of Merger Agreement

Move builds an expansive network of community-based, integrated behavioral and medical services PRESS RELEASE DISTRIBUTED April 13, 2016 (Staten Island, NY) Richmond University Medical Center, an affiliate of the Mount Sinai Health Network and the Icahn School of Medicine, and the Staten Island Mental Health Society (SIMHS) today announced that the two organizations have signed […]

2016 Annual Gala Was an Evening of Memories and Emotions

We are delighted to report that our 2016 Annual Gala, on March 18,  was a great success, both as a memorable night out for our guests and as a prolific fundraiser for the Society.  Honors went to our extraordinary President and Chief Executive Officer Fern Zagor,  who received the Distinguished Leadership Award, and Melissa Rabinovich, Executive […]