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.

MOFAS Awards 23 Grants to Host Community Events for New and Expecting Parents

There are 23 organizations in Minnesota that have been selected for the 2014 Public Awareness Grants through the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS). MOFAS is providing funding to these agencies to host community based events for new and expecting parents in the spring of 2014, generating awareness of their 049 message – Zero Alcohol for Nine Months. Ultimately, the goal is to prevent prenatal alcohol exposure. “These community baby shower events are a wonderful, effective way to celebrate healthy pregnancies and educate women about the dangers of alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Unfortunately, many women are still receiving mixed messages on this topic,” stated Sara Messelt, Executive Director at MOFAS.

Congratulations to the following organizations:

  • American Indian Family Center—St. Paul
  • Angel Eyes Foundation, Inc. – Brooklyn Park
  • BOLD ECI (Early Childhood Initiative)—Bird Island
  • CentraCare Health Foundation – Long Prairie
  • Dakota Child and Family Clinic—Burnsville
  • Douglas County Public Health—Alexandria
  • ECFE – Sanford Education Center—Montevideo
  • Grant County c/o WCA Schools—Elbow Lake
  • Lifetrack Resources, Inc.—St. Paul
  • Minnewaska Area Schools—Glenwood
  • Moon Daughters—Pennington
  • North Education Center ISD 287—Plymouth
  • Northwest Minnesota Foundation—Bemidiji
  • Partners in Parenting—Detroit Lakes
  • Radio Mankato—Mankato
  • Southside Community Health Services, Inc.—Minneapolis
  • SouthWest Metro Educational Cooperative—Shakopee
  • St. Cloud State University—St. Cloud
  • Staples Rotary Club and Lakewood Health System—Staples
  • Traverse Early Childhood Coalition—Wheaton
  • Tri-County Community Action (TCC)—Little Falls
  • Upper Midwest American Indian Center—Minneapolis
  • White Earth Land Recovery Project/ Niijii Broadcasting—Callaway

Organizations will host events throughout Minnesota until June 30, 2014. For more information on the events to come, contact alexa@mofas.org.

Funding for the grants is provided through a grant from the State of MN, Department of Health. MOFAS was founded in 1998 by former First Lady Susan Carlson, and is the only statewide source for trainings, information, resources and support on FASD. The mission of MOFAS is to eliminate disability caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and to improve the life for individuals living with an FASD throughout Minnesota.

For more information contact MOFAS at 651-917-2370 or toll-free 1-866-90-MOFAS (66327); 2233 University Avenue W, Suite 395, St. Paul, MN 55114; mofas.org.

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