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.
Meet Paul. Like many young adults, he has a passion for music and working with youth. He also has an FASD, which can make getting and keeping a job more difficult. Thanks to a MOFAS Access to Employment grant, Paul had the opportunity to work with an employment consultant who helped Paul learn about possible jobs, what skills employers are looking for, and how to prepare for an interview. Today, Paul is working two jobs and volunteering with several youth-oriented organizations. Between Paul grandmother and employment consultant, Paul gets help managing his busy schedule.
Increasing access to employment for individuals like Paul, is a top priority for the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS). Approximately 79% of individuals with an FASD experience problems finding and holding a job. The key to successful employment is an employer who understands FASD, has reasonable expectations, and can provide a supportive environment. MOFAS has awarded $200,000 to seven (7) employment agencies throughout Minnesota, to work with local employers and help young adults ages 16-25 with an FASD, find and keep a job. Each of these agencies implemented programs specifically to help those who do not qualify for services elsewhere. – See more at: https://www.proofalliance.org/for-professionals/grants/access-to-employment-grants/#sthash.iJVrYzZR.dpuf