Formerly known as MOFAS: Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Exciting News
from MOFAS

If you're looking for the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) you have come to the right place. We have some exciting news about our organization. We have a new name! MOFAS has officially been renamed Proof Alliance. Our mission remains the same: to prevent prenatal alcohol exposure and to improve the quality of life for people living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

Why PR%F

We now have the proof that prenatal alcohol exposure is a leading cause of brain injury in children. We have the proof that FASD is 100% preventable and people living with an FASD can reach 100% of their potential.

Why Alliance?

We seek to build powerful alliances with people with an FASD, their families, legislators, experts in the field, new partners, and community members to bring awareness, research, and services to this field.

What's Next?

Proof Alliance is rebranding, expanding, and we're moving! We have a new logo, website, and prevention campaign to help change the norms around drinking during pregnancy. And in May 2019 we will be moving to a stand-alone building. Proof Alliance commits to the people of Minnesota and we will continue to develop transformative programs to help Minnesotans impacted by FASD.

Health and Wellness Using Facebook

By: Alexa McIndoe, alexa@mofas.org

Do you need more connections with caregivers of children with an FASD? Are you seeking advice? Do you have stories you want to share? Or do you want to hear what others in your shoes have to say? Well now you can in a faster, more personal way. MOFAS has officially launched our Virtual Family Center private Facebook group. And to kick off our new theme of health and wellness, we want to share how the Facebook VFC can help you.

Over 100 members have already joined in the last week and they have some incredible stories and tips to share. This is still a private group but now you have access to instant notifications using the Facebook platform.

Support groups, like our VFC, can help your overall health and wellness in many ways. You’ll have the opportunity to talk openly about your feelings, develop a better understanding of what you’re going through, compare situations based on others experiences, and gain empowerment and control knowing you’re part of our FASD community.

So far, we’ve had members make connections to other caregivers that they didn’t even know before that are currently in their area. Sounds like local support groups are growing because members didn’t know they were available. There has also been a lot of immediate helpful advice from our Family Resource Coordinators. And more and more members are joining every day.

Many caregivers have been able to share their struggles and triumphs in this group. Members have been very supportive to one another and remind those who are struggling that they have an entire VFC family in their corner. It can be difficult to take care of yourself when you have a million different things to do to take care of those with an FASD. This group helps relieve some of the frustrations and offers genuine support.

Come join our Facebook VFC Family.

 

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