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 Support Fund Eligibility Criteria

Proof Alliance’s FASD Support Fund Eligibility Criteria

Applicants for the Family Support Fund must reside in Ramsey, Dakota or Washington County.

In order to be eligible for the grant, the applicant must be the primary caregiver for an individual with a documented fetal alcohol spectrum disorders diagnosis. Where the individual has a suspected FASD diagnosis, the family must provide confirmation of a life threatening illness or a mental or physical disability.

First-time applicants and applicants that demonstrate the most significant economic hardship will receive preference. The hardship cannot be caused by the caregiver’s misconduct or financial mismanagement. Second requests for assistance must be caused by a new situation. There will be limited funds per family. These funds are to cover expenses that are not available through government expenses.

Examples of Eligible Expenses

  • Housing expenses – mortgage, rent, repairs, insurance
  • Vehicle expenses – payments, insurance, repairs
  • Utilities and primary phone
  • Food and incidentals
  • Children’s clothing, diapers, formula, necessary school or childcare expenses
  • Medical and dental bills, prescriptions and eyeglasses – the patient’s portion for necessary or emergency medical care only
  • Education law expenses
  • Respite services
  • Residential treatment costs
  • Educational testing, costs associated with tutoring or academic support
  • Service dogs
  • Specialty bikes
  • Home security systems
  • Therapy Swings
  • Music, dance, aquatic, art therapy
  • Weighted blankets and pressure clothing

Examples of Ineligible Expenses

  • Credit cards or retail store cards
  • Personal, student and payday loans
  • Negative bank accounts (overdraft fees and charges, etc.)
  • Cable, internet, or secondary phones
  • Cosmetic medical procedures and expenses
  • Taxes, child support, alimony
  • Reimbursements for items already paid for
  • Down payments on home or vehicles
  • Bills obviously due to excessive use or mismanagement

These examples are not intended to be exhaustive.  If you have a question about a potential expense, then please contact roxanne.king@proofalliance.org.

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