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 Summer Camp Scholarship Application

FASD summer camp application***Deadline for applications has been extended until Friday, May 11, 2018***

Apply for a Scholarship

MOFAS has been proud to offer summer camp scholarships annually for families impacted by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Thanks to a generous grant from the Pohlad Family Foundation, MOFAS has the opportunity to help eligible families pay for a portion of residential, sleep-away summer camp. Families can choose from an American Camp Association (ACA) accredited camp in Minnesota. Please note that MOFAS does not endorse any camp.

Applications are due to Marissa Lang, marissa@mofas.org, by Friday, May 11, 2018. Download the application here. If you would like a paper copy of the application, please call us at 651-917-2370 and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Eligibility Information

  • Youth ages 7-16 years old with confirmed or suspected prenatal alcohol exposure and their family members are eligible.
  • We prioritize funding for youth that have not had a previous residential camp experience. A small number of second-time campers will be considered. Youth that have attended a residential camp more than twice are not eligible for a scholarship.
  • The selected camp program must be residential of more than two nights AND have current accreditation from the ACA. Go to http://find.acacamps.org to search for accredited camps and see the step-by-step instructions below.
  • Up to three youth per household may apply.
  • Preference is given to families who have financial barriers that prevent their child(ren) from attending residential camp.
  • Scholarships from MOFAS will not exceed more than $500 per camper for first-time campers and $300 per camper for second-time campers. Additional funding may be available from other sponsors.
  • Scholarship recipients and their caregivers will be required to attend a pre-camp readiness session run by MOFAS.
  • Submit your completed application to: Marissa Lang at marissa@mofas.org by Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

Find a Camp

Step 1: Go to http://find.acacamps.org and select the “Overnight” option and then click “Next”

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Step 2: Click on “Location” then “State” and select “Minnesota” from the checklist. You can also choose other filters to screen your camp options on this page. When you’re done, click the “See Your Results”.

 

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Step 3: Once your search results are displayed, you can filter them by their accreditation status to see only the accredited camps.

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Step 4: Click on the camp name to learn more about the program.

 

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