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.

FASD Prevention Grants Announced

2016 MOFAS FASD Prevention Grantees AnnouncedMOFAS Awards 17 Grants to Host Community Events for FASD Prevention

In 2016, MOFAS is awarding grant funding to 17 organizations across Minnesota to host community events on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) prevention. All aim to reach and educate under-served and at-risk communities including young, rural, low-income, under or uninsured, homeless and chemically dependent women and reach into the Hispanic, African American, Native American, Somali, and Hmong communities.

Congratulations to the following organizations:

  • Bemidji State University (Bemidji)
  • Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota (Minneapolis)
  • Division of Indian Works – GMCC (Minneapolis)
  • High School for Recording Arts (St. Paul)
  • Intermediate School District 287 (Plymouth)
  • Minnewaska Area Schools (Glenwood)
  • Model Cities of St. Paul (St. Paul)
  • New Ulm Early Childhood & Family Ed. (New Ulm)
  • Ridgewater College (Hutchinson)
  • Southside Community Health Services – Q Health Connections (Minneapolis)
  • St. Cloud State University (St. Cloud)
  • Stevens County Early Childhood Initiative (Morris)
  • The Center Clinic (Dodge Center)
  • Tri-County Community Action (Little Falls)
  • Upper Midwest American Indian Center (Minneapolis)
  • Upper Sioux Community (Granite Falls)
  • West Side Community Health Services (St. Paul)

Organizations will host events throughout Minnesota until June 30, 2016. For more information on the events to come, contact probson@mofas.org.

Funding for these grants is provided through a grant from the State of MN, Department of Health. MOFAS was founded in 1998 by former First Lady Susan Carlson and is the only statewide source for trainings, information, resources, and support on FASD. The mission of MOFAS is to eliminate disability caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and to improve the lives of individuals living with an FASD throughout Minnesota.

For more information, contact MOFAS at 651-917-2370 or toll-free at 1-866-90-MOFAS (66327); 2233 University Avenue W, Suite 395, St. Paul, MN 55114; www.proofalliance.org.

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