News & Events
  • APRIL, 2016
    Happy Birthday to Seamen’s Society!
    Happy Birthday to Seamen’s Society!

    Seamen's Society is celebrating its birthday on April 2, 2016. We will be 170 years old. We have been weathering life’s storms since our inception in 1846. Our philosophy has not changed any. Today we serve over 1500 children and 800 families annually in both Staten Island and Brooklyn. We believe that every child deserves a chance. We are committed to our mission to provide all our children with the roots and wings they need to grow

  • JANUARY 2016
    Roots & Wings Appreciation Award
    Roots & Wings Appreciation Award

    Valerie Grant Martin, Recipient of the first “Roots & Wings” Appreciation Award with Annette Angiuli, Board of Trustee Chairman and William Sabado, President/CEO

  • JANUARY 2016
    Seamen’s Society President/CEO, Board Of Trustee Chairman and Safe Harbor Award Honorees, Peter Tesoriero and South Shore Kiwanis Club
  • JANUARY 2016
    Cirque D’Espoir
    Cirque D’Espoir

    Seamen’s Society held its annual gala, “Cirque D’Espoir” on Thursday, October 29th at the Excelsior Grand. The theme this year was one of “hope” for a brighter future for our children and families

  • MARCH , 2014
    March is Social Work Month
    March is Social Work Month

    Seamens would like to recognize and praise all individuals in the social work profession for their outstanding work and dedication to the children and families they serve so diligently. Read more about social work month in our newsletter.

  • JANUARY 14, 2014
    Scholarship Reunion
    Scholarship Reunion

    On January 14, 2014 Seamen’s Society held its 4th Annual Scholarship Reunion at our headquarters. Ten scholarship recipients home for winter break joined staff, donors and the board of trustees for an enjoyable evening filled with good food. Excitement and laughter filled the room fueled by tidbits of everyone’s life and school experiences.

  • NOVEMBER 2013
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  • NOVEMBER 1, 2013
    National Adoption Month
    National Adoption Month

    November is National Adoption Month. In honor of this occasion Seamen’s Society has available its new 2014 Desktop Calendar dedicated to our Adoptive Families. If you are interested in purchasing a calendar please contact Development at 718-447-7740 ext. 4269. The cost of the calendar is $20. All money will benefit the many children and families that we serve. 

  • NOVEMBER 2013
    Thanking our Gala Sponsors
    Thanking our Gala Sponsors
    Seamen’s Society would like to say a big thanks to all our sponsors, donors and guests who made this evening a success.
  • JUNE 11, 2013
    Seamen’s Society for Children and Families Elects New Trustee
    Seamen’s Society for Children and Families Elects New Trustee

    The 167th Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Seamen’s Society for Children and Families was held at their headquarters, at 50 Bay Street, on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. One new trustee, Laura Fitzsimmons Volsario, the Director of Operations at Gateway Arms Realty in St. George, Staten Island was elected to the Board of Seamen’s Society for Children and Families. 

  • DECEMBER, 2012
    Black & White Gala at the Vanderbilt at South Beach
    Black & White Gala at the Vanderbilt at South Beach

    Standing Left to Right: Nancy Vomero, President/CEO Seamen’s Society; Ralph Branca, Board Chair Seamen’s Society; Caroline Ferreri, Gala Chair; Allan Weissglass, Chair Staten Island Foundation; Cesar J. Claro, ED Richmond County Savings Foundation

    Seated Left to Right: Mary Petrone, Principal P.S. 19; Jeanne Raleigh, teacher P.S. 19; Betsy Dubovsky, ED Staten Island Foundation

    On Thursday, October 25, 2012 Seamen’s Society held its Black & White Gala at the Vanderbilt at South Beach. This year’s Save Harbor Award honorees were Richmond County Savings Foundation, Staten Island Foundation and P.S. 19 in West Brighton. Over 225 guests were in attendance where they dined, danced, enjoyed musical entertainment and participated in a silent auction.

    On Thursday, October 25, 2012 Seamen’s Society held its Black & White Gala at the Vanderbilt at South Beach. This year’s Save Harbor Award honorees were Richmond County Savings Foundation, Staten Island Foundation and P.S. 19 in West Brighton. Over 225 guests were in attendance where they dined, danced, enjoyed musical entertainment and participated in a silent auction.

  • JANUARY 09, 2012
    Challenge from Bill Clinton turns into a windfall for Seamen's Society
    Challenge from Bill Clinton turns into a windfall for Seamen's Society

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A challenge from charismatic former President Bill Clinton attracted $50,000 in donations for the Seamen's Society for Children and Families over the holiday season.

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  • OCTOBER 28,2011
    Clinton Honors Staffer's Efforts At Annual S.I. Gala
    Clinton Honors Staffer's Efforts At Annual S.I. Gala

    The event raised $100,000 -- half of the money the Seamen's Society has lost in federal aid due to budget cuts.

    "All we need is another hundred thousand and we won't have to cut any of

  • OCTOBER 27, 2011
    For Bill Clinton aide, foster mother's her chief role.
    For Bill Clinton aide, foster mother's her chief role.

    Laura Graham's Staten Island home might not be a permanent stop for foster kids. But it doesn't stop each little one from staking out a steadfast slice of real estate within her heart.

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News & Events

Spring 2016 Newsletter
It’s a birthday celebration for Seamen’s Society, we are turning 170 years old. We are extremely proud of our legacy and history. We are looking forward to the next 170 years of providing the highest quality services in the community to strengthen and preserve families so that children and adults have the opportunity to realize their full potential. To keep up with our mission , we are entering into a new era with our health services with a new managed care program called WE Care Coordination. View Spring 2016 Newsletter PDF

Spring 2015 Newsletter
It is a time of transition at Seamen’s Society as we welcome new leadership and bid farewell to our President and CEO of sixteen years. Nancy Vomero came to Seamen’s as Chief Financial Officer in 1998 and swiftly reorganized Seamen’s financial department creating a solid fiscal position on which to build our future. View Spring 2015 Newsletter PDF

Winter 2014 Newsletter
March is Social Work Month! Seamen’s Society would like to recognize and praise all individuals in the social work profession for their outstanding work and dedication to the children and families they serve so diligently. View Winter 2014 Newsletter PDF

Winter/Spring 2013 Newsletter
This year Seamen’s Society held its 15th Annual Scholarship Award dinner at the Vanderbilt on Staten Island. View Winter/Spring 2013 Newsletter PDF

Summer/Fall 2012 Newsletter
This year Seamen’s Society held its 15th Annual Scholarship Award dinner at the Vanderbilt on Staten Island. View Summer/Fall 2012 Newsletter PDF

New York Nonprofit Press

Founded in 1846, Seamen’s Society for Children and Families has been serving Staten Island for a very long time. “We are actually Staten Island’s oldest charity,” says President and CEO Nancy Vomero, who acknowledges that there is some friendly dispute with Snug Harbor involving technicalities over who actually holds the title. View NYNP: SSCF OFFERING SHELTER FROM LIFE’S STORMS SINCE 1846 PDF.

Winter 2012 Newsletter

Seamen’s Society and President Clinton honors Laura Graham and issues a challenge with a spectacular response. View Winter 2012 Newsletter PDF

Summer 2011 Newsletter

Forward through Education Under New Leadership. View Summer 2011 Newsletter PDF

Fall 2010 Newsletter

At Seamen’s Society we believe that good education is every child’s birthright. To promote this we continue to introduce new programs and strengthen established ones. During our last fiscal year, we initiated Forward through Education, a foundation funded program which provides free tutoring to children in our foster care and preventive programs. This fall its services will be extended to community youth. View Fall 2010 Newsletter PDF.