Welcome to Elevate: A Policy Lab to Elevate Mental Health and Disrupt Poverty
Strengthening mental health means strengthening families.
That’s why we aim to elevate mental health as a public sector strategy to disrupt poverty. We work with government partners in the U.S. to advance family mental health as a pathway to economic and social mobility, thereby helping to interrupt the cycle of intergenerational poverty.
The opportunity to help families move forward is vast.
Take, for example, the results of the MOMS Partnership®, a program focused on reducing depressive symptoms among overburdened, under-resourced mothers that Elevate is scaling with government partners:
- 78% of MOMS participants complete the program compared to average of 30% nationally of a similar population who adhere to their mental health treatment.
- 76% of MOMS participants experience a decrease in depressive symptoms from beginning to end of the MOMS program. Of those experiencing a decrease, the average participant experienced a 48% drop in depressive symptoms.
- MOMS participants have a 67% decrease in parenting stress, correlated with Adverse Childhood Experiences, from beginning to end of the MOMS program.
- Children of MOMS participants attend 6 more days of school per year compared to children of non-participants.
- Part-time employment (at least 15 hours a week) dramatically increases after participating in the MOMS Partnership - from 15% at time of enrollment to 39% at six months after graduating from MOMS.
- As a result, a mother’s ability to meet her family’s basic needs skyrockets by 50-65%.