Description & History

The Staten Island Mental Health Society provides direct mental health and related services to Staten Island children and adolescents (and their families) who are emotionally disturbed, developmentally delayed, neurologically impaired, dependent on drugs or alcohol, and/or economically disadvantaged, with the goals of helping the child and family raise the quality of their lives.

Last year, our 19 award-winning programs at 21 locations throughout the Island served more than 5,000 children. Our programs include clinical outpatient services in three locations; the Day Treatment Center, a school for children from first grade through high school who have emotional/behavioral disorders; after-school and summer programs for children with behavioral disorders; on-site school mental health counseling services; substance abuse prevention and treatment programs exclusively for adolescents and young adults; transition services in the areas of education, jobs, and living skills for young adults, ages 16 to 23 with emotional disorders; family support services; child abuse and neglect prevention services; evaluation, treatment and referral for children and adults with a variety of developmental and neurological disabilities; three Head Start Centers; Integrated Preschool Classrooms operated at two Head Start locations; and a city-licensed day care center. We also sponsor two volunteer programs for normally functioning children: The Children's Theatre Association and the School Reading Volunteer Program. In addition, we operate two thrift shops, staffed and managed by volunteers.

About the organization

Staten Island Mental Health Society, Inc.

Frances Hogan
Director, Community Relations
(718) 442-2225