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 is deeply committed to serving the FASD community, and will continue to provide leadership and influence advocacy efforts by establishing a center of excellence where we will be able to share our resources and most promising programs with others.
The initial project within the Institute on FASD Advancement will focus on addressing the over-representation of FASD in the justice system.
MOFAS would lead initiatives to provide justice professionals training, technical assistance, and resources so they better understand the impact of FASD, can identify all forms of FASD, and can work more effectively with families and individuals impacted by an FASD.
Other areas of focus to be added to the Institute on FASD Advancement include FASD and Human Rights, FASD Diagnosis and Screening, and FASD and Chemically Dependent Women.