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.
Dear MOFAS Families,
It’s time for me to say goodbye. I recently decided to resign from my position as director of caregiver support services at MOFAS to become a full-time parent to my two young sons.
It was both easy and hard to make this decision. It’s the right thing for my family at this time, yet it’s been wonderful to work with all of you and the outstanding staff at MOFAS, not to mention have an opportunity to move the dial on how well systems respond to the needs of people with an FASD and their families.
MOFAS is still deciding on the exact next steps for the caregiver support services team. Meanwhile, you can rest assured that the amazing Roxanne King and Zora Darcourt will remain here to provide support and resources to parents and caregivers of people with an FASD throughout Minnesota. You can reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Sara Messelt, our executive director, can also field any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for sharing the road with me for a while as you’ve forged ahead on your journeys. Until we meet again, take care of yourselves…and each other!