Mental health Outreach for MotherS (MOMS) Partnership®


Depression is hard. But it doesn't have to last forever. We help women who have struggled because every mother matters.

The MOMS Partnership® is a program that has successfully reduced depressive symptoms among over-burdened, under-resourced pregnant women, moms, and other adult female caregivers in a family. Launched in New Haven, the MOMS Partnership brings mental health within reach of women, literally meeting them where they are.

With implementation costs that can total as little as $2,000 for each woman served, we are proud to partner with women to generate real results in their lives. Among the results of past evaluations:

  • 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 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.
  • The percentage of women working 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.

It is a privilege to partner with the women we serve.

We're Hiring!

We’re looking to hire two graduating seniors from college to serve as Special Assistants at a new Center on Policy Innovation for Family Mental Health, which works with government partners to advance family mental health as a pathway out of intergenerational poverty. You will have the opportunity to fill an unusual level of responsibility for a recent graduate, contributing to research, communications, and administrative activities of the growing Center, as well as the opportunity to learn from nationally renowned faculty and a former Senior Policy Advisor of the Obama White House. For more information about this position and how to apply, click here.

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MOMS Partnership® and Vermont Reach Up to launch VT MOMS
March 21, 2019

MOMS is thrilled to announce an official partnership with Vermont Reach Up — the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program — to launch a Vermont MOMS program in early 2020.

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New Research from MOMS Supports Meeting Women Where They Are, Including the Supermarket
February 21, 2019

Participants in the New Haven MOMS program find mental health services offered in a local supermarket to be convenient and less stigmatizing, according to a new study published in Maternal and Child Health Journal. This research supports the use of innovative approaches to delivering mental health services— and underscores our commitment at MOMS to meeting women where they are.

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MOMS Partnership® named finalist for 2019 Hearst Health Prize
January 31, 2019

The MOMS Partnership® has been named one of three finalists for the 2019 Hearst Health Prize. The award recognizes organizations and individuals that have made outstanding achievements in managing or improving population health.

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