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.

November 2016, Vol 2 – This family is helping us Make it Happen, will you join them?

MOFAS Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
E-Newsletter, November 2016, Vol. 2

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Andrea Winghart Make it Happen Video

The Wingharts help us Make it Happen, will you join them?

Two of the Wingharts’ four adopted children have an FASD, a permanent brain injury that happens when a woman drinks alcohol while pregnant. The family says they would have been lost without the help they’ve received at MOFAS. Listen to their story here.

You can help us Make it Happen by donating to MOFAS today. Any gift, large or small can directly impact the FASD community. With your help, we can Make it Happen.

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Brad Wing Endowment Fund

For over 30 years, the late Brad Wing was a special education teacher who went above and beyond to help those in need. He spent the last years of his life working in an innovative program in the greater Twin Cities metro area District 287. As a result of Brad’s efforts, the program has been especially responsive to the needs of students with an FASD.

Brad and his family celebrated the holidays by giving to others to help make spirits brighter. In partnership with MOFAS, the Wing family established the Brad Wing Memorial Fund in 2014. The Fund offers small grants and gifts to individuals and families impacted by FASD who need assistance during this time of year.

You may need a little financial help to go to a special event or buy something special for your child or to plan a special family activity around the holidays. The Brad Wing Memorial Fund can help make your holiday brighter. View our website for more information. Applications are due by December 12, 2016.

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Bunny Therapy (It’s Real)

Year of Successes Attention young animal lovers! Who knew there was such a thing as rabbit therapy? Well, it’s true and we want to check it out. Please join us for our very own, private activity to meet the therapy bunnies. We will have an opportunity to learn about these cuddly animals and the benefits of rabbit therapy from a local expert from the MCRS Rabbit Therapy Team.

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Baxter (The Dog) Circle of Support for teens and young adults

Baxter Join us for a monthly support group for teens and young adults (ages 16-25) with an FASD (or suspected). This facilitated group is an opportunity to hang out and connect with other youth who understand the challenges of FASD. Be yourself, have fun, share your successes and worries in a safe and supportive environment. Limit 8 participants. Please note: Participants may receive “support” from Baxter the dog.

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Looking for a great holiday gift?

14th Annual MOFAS BenefitGet your loved one tickets to the 14th Annual MOFAS Benefit. A time to dress up, bid on auction items, socialize with friends, and support a great cause. Join us on Sunday, May 7, 2017 for a reception followed by a performance of Wicked. Use promo code EARLY at checkout for 7% off regular ticket prices. Offer expires December 31, 2016.

“This family-friendly musical is the definition of a Broadway spectacular, with award-winning sets, costumes and special effects.” -Broadway Box

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Two Events – Youth Leadership Adventure & Parents Retreat

Youth making snow angels Youth: What does it take to become a leader? Join us for a day of adventure, team building, and leadership. We will learn skills to make positive choices and become youth leaders. Our group will participate in Team Quest, an outdoor opportunity to get to know one another and progress from simple challenges to great high-ropes feats, all in a few hours! Be sure to dress for outdoor adventure! For ages 14-25.

Parents: Have questions about how FASD impacts a teen’s transition into adulthood? Kick back with a MOFAS family engagement coordinator and a cup of hot cider by the fire, listen to a speaker on guardianship and supplemental needs trusts, and discuss strategies you may want to consider at this stage in your family’s life…and then blow off some steam with an easy-going Zumba session!.

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Partner News

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This event is funded by a MOFAS Grant.

Reaching your own personal measure of success. Everyone deserves the opportunity to work at a job they enjoy and will be successful in. By going to work, you can add structure to your life, gain a sense of economic security, and live a self-determined life. Rise, Inc. has partnered with the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) to deliver high-quality job placement and employment support services that will enable people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) to excel in today’s competitive workforce and reach their own personal measure of success.

A wide range of services will address your specific needs. To participate in this employment program, you must:

  • be 18 years of age or older
  • live in Hennepin or Anoka County
  • have a diagnosis of an FASD, display FASD characteristics, or suspect prenatal exposure to alcohol

The Employment Program offers you a wide range of services to help ensure your success, including:

  • Person-centered employment services to identify your strengths, background, job skills, career interests and goals, and the types of jobs you might want to pursue.
  • Opportunities to “kick start” your employment search, including informational interviews, tours of companies of interests, and job interviews.
  • Resume and cover letter development, interview skills, and job-seeking skills.
  • Job coaching, employment support, and follow-up services.
  • A team approach that encourages connections with family members, caregivers, residential providers, and others who support you.
  • Knowledgeable staff who understand the barriers individuals with FASD face.
  • Benefits planning so you will not jeopardize losing your medical and/or Social Security benefits.

For more information or to schedule an intake with a Rise employment consultant, please contact Anne Mornes, Program Coordinator, amornes@rise.org or 612-706-2517, 2003 Central Avenue N.E., Minneapolis, MN 55418.

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Toll-Free: 1 866-90-MOFAS(66327) · Primary Phone: 651-917-2370 · 2233 University Ave West, Suite 395, St. Paul, Minnesota 55114

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