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The Alma program, the first of its kind in New Jersey, is an evidence-based, peer-to-peer mentoring program created with and for new and expecting birthing persons who are experiencing depression, anxiety and stress. Developed by a collaborative team of English and Spanish-speaking researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder, as well as mental health providers, community members and parents, the Alma program gives new and expecting birthing people the support and skills they need to navigate this important chapter in their lives. The Alma program is based on behavioral activation, a psychotherapy with more than twenty years of evidence from treatment studies conducted all over the world.  

In New Jersey, the Alma program is administered by Family Health Initiatives, in collaboration with community partners, with funding from the New Jersey Department of Health.

For more information on the Alma program, email

We are seeking part-time and full-time peer mentors for the Alma program. To learn more about this opportunity and to apply, click here and search for "Alma Peer Mentor".

Buscamos mentoras a tiempo parcial y a tiempo completo para el programa Alma. Para obtener más información sobre esta oportunidad y solicitarla, visite


If you are a provider looking to refer a mom to the Alma program, please click on the button below. In your email, please include your name, contact information and organization as well as the first and last name of the mom you are referring, along with the mom's phone number and email address and confirmation you have received verbal consent from the mom to be contacted by the Alma program

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Self-Referral Form for Moms

Alma is for New Jersey mothers who are 18 years of age or older. Alma is a peer-to-peer mentoring service.
Alma does not offer therapeutic or counseling services.

Alma is not an emergency service. In the event of an emergency, go to the nearest hospital emergency department or call/text 911.

I give permission for a representative from the Alma program to contact me via phone or email to tell me more about the program. I understand that by having someone contact me, I am under no obligation to sign up or enroll in services.

Someone from the Alma program will contact you within 24-48 hours (during business hours/Monday-Friday) after you submit this request.

Thanks for submitting!

If you are a mom and wish to refer yourself to the Alma program, please fill out the   online self-referral form below.

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