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.
We need your help. We just received great news: SF 2896/HF 3305 (the bill that will require FASD training for foster parents) is going to the floor for a vote early next week. Follow these three steps you can be an FASD advocate and most likely pass this bill to make lives better for individuals with an FASD.
Click here to look up your state Senator and Representative. You can find their email and phone number here.
Email or call your Representative AND Senator. Urge them to vote for SF2896/HF3305. Use the talking points at the bottom of this post. Also feel free to add your own story. Share how the bill will impact your life or the life of someone you care about. Ask them for a yes or no answer: will you vote for this bill?
Invite your friends and family on Facebook and Twitter to contact their legislators as well. #FASDadvocate
We know you care about FASD, and that’s why you need to follow these three steps today. Thanks for all you do to ensure individuals impacted by an FASD can live healthy, happy, productive lives.
Please send emails or leave a message for your legislators before Monday, May 2, 2016 — the sooner the better. Thank you so much! Feel free to email Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or concerns!
 2009 Annual MN Births, Minnesota State Demographic Center X current percentage of pregnant women who self-identify for drinking alcohol while pregnant from CDC (70,617 births X 10.2% or 1 in 10 )
 Burd, 2001; May, Hymbaugh, Aase, & Samet, 1983; Streissguth, Clarren, & Jones, 1985. Studies by May et al., (1983) and Streissguth et al., (1985)