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.
With the right supports, mothers with substance use disorders can maintain sobriety and lead healthier lives with their children. MOFAS works to provide these supports through the Family-Centered Long-Term Recovery Supports grant. With funding from this grant, EmPower CTC hosts the Community of Recovery Aiding Families in Transition (CRAFT) prevention program. CRAFT serves women with histories of Alcohol-Use Disorders and Substance Use Disorders who are either pregnant or parenting young children in Olmsted County and Winona County. In this video, you can hear stories from people involved in the CRAFT program, including participants and staff. MOFAS has worked extensively to secure funding at the state level so we can better support moms. In 3.5-years, from 2013 to mid-2016, the program served 298 women at an average cost of $2,467 per family for the entire 3.5 years, or just $705 per family per year. Only four babies were born with prenatal substance exposure during that period. The program works by addressing root problems for the most vulnerable families and connecting them with existing community resources. You can help further our mission by donating to MOFAS at https://www.proofalliance.org/donate.