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).
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.
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.
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 offers families and caregivers a wide variety of supports and resources to help guide you through the FASD journey.
Virtual Family Center (VFC)
The Virtual Family Center provides online FASD support for families and caregivers in Minnesota. It is safe, private, and 100%
“for caregivers, by caregivers” in the FASD community. Here you can find answers and resolve problems, get advice on navigating complex systems, and most importantly, connect with others who are walking the same path. To request to join the private Facebook group, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/MOFASVFC/.
Resource Guide- NEW
The Resource Guide is a tool where you can search detailed information about services your family may qualify for, and topics related to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
The Resource Directory is a searchable database of FASD-friendly professionals and programs in Minnesota. This tool uses
Google Maps to narrow your search and makes it easier to find service providers close to home.
Family Engagement Coordinators (FECs)
Your Family Engagement Coordinator team is just an email or phone call away. FECs are available to provide resources and one-on-one support to families across Minnesota. Each FEC brings a unique and diverse perspective based on an abundance of personal experience with FASD and prenatal alcohol exposure.
MOFAS provides ongoing family-friendly activities for adoptive, birth, foster, kinship, and relative caregivers as a way to foster stronger families, build networks and connect with other families.
Specific activities and retreats geared for teens and young adults living on the spectrum provide social, recreational, peer
leadership, personal growth, and volunteer and service learning opportunities in a supportive and supervised environment.
Support groups allow people to share information and discuss common issues. But most importantly, support groups provide the feeling that you are not alone on this path.
MOFAS provides all kinds of support groups for adoptive, birth, foster, kinship, and relative caregivers to informally share
resources, insights, and support.
For questions or more information about all family support options provided by MOFAS go to www.proofalliance.org/support-and-resources or call MOFAS at 651-917-2370.
MOFAS offers ongoing opportunities to learn about FASD and teach others to better understand your child.
The Hand in Hand series is a recommended first step for families and caregivers to explore the spectrum of this disorder and identify strategies that promote success.
Hand in Hand Series
Part 1- The Basics of FASD
Part 2- The Challenges of Life with an FASD
This is an opportunity for caregivers of children who have received or suspect an FASD diagnosis to come together and learn about FASD in an informal and supportive setting.
Being around other families that understand is important. So, several times a year, MOFAS hosts weekend retreats for families living with an FASD, where they can come together to have fun and relax.
The Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) is the only statewide source for training,
information, resources and support for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
To eliminate disability caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and to improve the quality of life for those living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) throughout Minnesota.
A world in which women do not drink alcohol during pregnancy and people living with an FASD are identified,
supported and valued.
Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
2233 University Avenue West, Suite 395
Saint Paul, MN 55114
toll free: 1-866-90-MOFAS (66327)