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.

August 2015, Vol. 1- How Are We Reducing Stigma About FASD?

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
E-Newsletter, August 2015, Vol. 1

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reducing the stigma around FASD

Since 1998, MOFAS has been dedicated to eliminating disability caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and improving the quality of life for those living with an FASD throughout Minnesota. We want to change the social norm around drinking alcohol while pregnant. Through educating and creating awareness about this issue, and giving a voice and face to the families and individuals that live with the challenges of this disability every day, we hope to remove the stigma and blame associated with FASD, and create a world where women do not drink alcohol when pregnant and people with an FASD are living healthy and productive lives.

Here is the progress MOFAS has made in reducing stigma around FASD in 2014.

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MOFAS calendar

Lots of other activities are happening too. To see a complete listing of all the upcoming MOFAS events, click on our calendar. Here you’ll find ongoing support groups, family events, professional trainings, webinars, prevention activities, and much more.

family fun day at the works museum

Family Fun Day at The Works MuseumJoin us Sunday, August 9, from 1-4pm for a private event for families affiliated with MOFAS, Autism Society of Minnesota, Center for Engaging Autism, and the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota at The Works Museum. Explore The Works Museum in a sensory-friendly environment, network with other families, and learn about services provided by partner organizations.

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MOFAS live!- advancing justice and equity

MOFAS live!What did you think of the recent MOFAS live! broadcast? Thank you to our wonderful speakers, Madison and Marc Laurie, Andrea Jepssen, esq. from the School Law Center, and Sara Messelt, MOFAS executive director. If you were unable to make it, no fear. You can now watch the recording when you sign in to our On-Demand Webinar page. You’ll then have access to all of our On-Demand Webinars. Watch the recording and follow MOFAS on Twitter to share your thoughts using #FASDmatters. Get Tickets

come to our grant information session

New Grants AvailableEach year, the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) invests $500,000+ throughout Minnesota to address the FASD prevention, intervention and support at the community level. Join us on August 12, 2015 at Children’s Home Society in St. Paul from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm for our community meeting. Here you’ll learn about our new funding priorities and how to apply for a grant. Applications will begin being accepted early this fall. Representatives of organization that provide health, social services, legal services, and recovery services are highly encouraged to attend. We also encourage representatives interested in prevention.

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win a round of golf with Dan “The Common Man” Cole!

MOFAS golf classic

The 8th annual MOFAS golf classic is right around the corner, so get your tickets while you can. Win a round of golf with the one and only KFAN radio host Dan “The Common Man” Cole in our auction. We’ve also got some great raffle prizes you can win. You won’t want to miss out.

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youthact thundercats host community meeting

Moment to MomentJoin us for a unique, youth-led community event to enhance awareness and understanding about FASD. Come join us on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at Merriam Park Library from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The event will include a youth panel, followed by a facilitated discussion by teens and young adults involved in the MOFAS YouthACT Thundercats, a national initiative to get more youth with disabilities and their allies involved as leaders. RSVP Today

be part of the MOFAS book club this year

New Grants AvailableThis year we are reading “Brain On Fire: My Month of Madness” by New York Times Bestselling author Susannah Cahalan. People who register for the 2015 MOFAS FASD matters conference will each get a copy of the book, be invited to participate in online MOFAS Book Club discussions on “Brain on Fire”, and be entered into a drawing to attend an exclusive event with Susannah. Names will be drawn at random for thirty (30) lucky participants to attend a private meet and greet with Susannah Cahalan on Thursday, November 19th from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Susannah will share her compelling story with all conference attendees, as the featured keynote presenter on Friday, November 20, 2015.

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Partner News

Penumbra Summer Institute 2015
Know Justice. Know Peace.

Former youth intern at MOFAS, Paul Tripeny, will showcase his work to bring awareness on what it is like living in a household with a person with an FASD to help bring FASD awareness to the community. Come to the Penumbra on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm to enjoy a festival of original, powerful work that will enlighten, challenge, and inspire you. Join these artists and advocacy experts in discussion after the show.

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