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.

Hand In Hand Super Saturdays

Hand In Hand Super Saturdays

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The Hand in Hand training is an opportunity for parents, caregivers and professionals who care for and support those who have received or suspect a fetal alcohol diagnosis, to come together and learn about FASD in a supportive and informal setting. Topics include:

FASD: The Basics
Understanding the unique strengths and challenges of a child with this disability, with emphasis on how the brain is impacted, including an introduction to Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

FASD at Home
What is sensory integration dysfunction? These disorders are related to many behavioral issues. What can you do to support your child’s sensory challenges?

FASD at School
Learn how schools assess, test and determine eligibility. How to create a supportive educational environment including special education access and rights.

Building Strong Families
Grief and loss issues around FASD will be discussed along with suggestions on how to develop your support and resource network. Characteristics of resilient families will be presented.

Hand-in-Hand training part 1 will be offered in 5 locations throughout the state in a Super Saturday format.
Hand-in-Hand part 2 will be offered in 1 location.  The following is a list of locations and registration details:

Hand-in-Hand part 1
Northwest Area
Date: April 11, 2015
Location: Greater Lakes Association of Realtors,
15344 Pearl Drive, Baxter, MN 56425
Time: 9:30AM – 4:30PM
Contact: Mary Weaver, 218-495-2396 or

Hand-in-Hand part 1
Central Area
Date: April 18, 2015
Location: Market Place of Waite Park,
110 2nd Street South, Ste 307, Waite Park, MN 56387
Time: 8:30AM – 3:30PM
Contact: Pam Chmielewski, 320-251-7272 x103

Hand-in-Hand part 2
West Metro Area
Date: April 18, 2015
Location: Rockford Road Library
6401 42nd Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55427
Time: 9:30AM – 4:30PM
Contact: Barb Clark, 612-636-4042 or

Hand-in-Hand part 1
Northeast Area
Date: April 25, 2015
Location: Residential Services Inc., 2900 Piedmont Ave, Duluth, MN 55811
Time: 9:30AM – 4:30PM
Contact: Penny McCollor, 218-966-1394 or

Hand-in-Hand part 1
Northwest Area
Date: May 2, 2015
Location: Lueken’s Village Foods
1171 Paul Bunyan Drive, NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Time: 9:30AM – 4:30PM
Contact: Mary Weaver, 218-495-2396 or

The cost to these training is FREE but, we suggest a donation of $25 made out to MOFAS, Attn: Jennifer Stieve, 2233 University Ave. W. Ste. 395, St. Paul, MN 55114.  For questions contact Mary Margaret at  or 651-917-2370.

 Other details: Lunch is on your own.  Light afternoon refreshments will be offered.

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