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.

Announcing New Community Grantees

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New Community Grantees

The Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) announces the 10 recipients of our MOFAS Community Grants. Each year, MOFAS awards $500,000+ in grants to organizations throughout Minnesota to address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) prevention, intervention, and support at the community level. We are very excited to work with these organizations in 2018. The programs will make a significant impact for individuals with FASD and their families, and these transformative programs will be embedded in the continued work that they do.

Increasing Access to Employment for Individuals with an FASD:

  • CHOICE unlimited has been awarded $40,300 annually to expand its service delivery providing employment services and wraparound support for individuals with an FASD ages 16 to 25 in Duluth and the surrounding area.
  • Tree Trust has been awarded $60,000 annually to incorporate screening for prenatal alcohol exposure in its programming, build staff capacity, and develop modified service models to support youth on the spectrum with employment services in the metro area.
  • The Link has been awarded $30,000 annually to build on its previous screening project to implement an innovative person-centered service delivery model by providing employment support for individuals with an FASD that have secured housing through its programs in the metro area.

Making an Impact on FASD in American Indian Communities:

  • Division of Indian Work has been awarded $60,000 annually to expand its Women in Traditional Birthing program for low-income, high-risk pregnant Native American women with histories of Substance Use Disorders with more intensive pre and post-partum support.
  • Minneapolis American Indian Center has been awarded $55,000 annually to expand its Bright Beginnings program that works with women with histories of Substance Use Disorder who are pregnant or recently postpartum.

FASD Education Law & Equity Project:

  • School Law Center has been awarded $75,000 annually to support its statewide FASD Legal Outreach Program for families seeking to ensure their children receive a fair and appropriate education.
  • Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services has been awarded $60,000 annually to provide education law services for low-income families caring for students with an FASD in 33 counties of Southern Minnesota.

Design for FASD:

  • Cermak Rhoades Architects has been awarded $70,000 annually to develop tools and resources focused on residential and interior design for FASD that will be freely available for developers, architects, and community-based agencies as resources for the development of housing to meet the needs of individuals on the spectrum.

Early Childhood Screening:

  • Houston County Public Health has been awarded a $10,000 grant extension to build on the current implementation of screening for FASD in early childhood screenings in Houston County.
  • LifeCare Medical Center/Quin Community Health Services have been awarded a $10,000 grant extension to build on the current implementation of screening for FASD in early childhood screenings in the counties of Roseau, Kittson, Marshall, Pennington, and Red Lake.

For questions, contact Kendra Gludt, senior grants coordinator at kendra@mofas.org or
651-917-2370.

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