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.
Proof Alliance is committed to providing supportive services for families and individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Check back too to find out about the programs, events, and activities that will be available by Proof Alliance grantees that help individuals living with an FASD and are making an impact in the community.
As each program starts, Proof Alliance will share information on how to participate. Upcoming groups will also be listed on our calendar.
Chisago, Anoka, Dakota, and Ramsey Counties
Youth with or without an FASD who are in kindergarten through one year past high school are invited to participate in 4-H clubs where youth learn by doing in an environment specifically tailored to the unique needs of families with a member who has an FASD. Clubs are made possible by MOFAS grant funding.
4-H clubs are organized by a local club leader who will plan and lead club activities that develop life skills based on feedback and interests of youth members. Youth in grades K through one year post high school can enroll and participate together. 4-H Clubs available:
Meets: 2nd Monday of the month
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: North Branch Library, 6355 379th St, North Branch, MN 55056
Contact Club Leader: Katie Rayer at 651-276-6730.
Anoka County (The Awesome Fire Dragons)
Meets: 2nd Saturday of the month
Time: 11:00 am
Where: Bunker Hills Activities Center, 550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW, Andover, MN 55304
Contact Club Leader: Mary Walker at 763-951-2566.
Dakota County (The Tornadoes)
Meets: 3rd Sunday of the month
Time: 2-3:30 pm
Where: Dakota County Extension Office, 4100 220th St W #101, Farmington, MN 55024
Contact Club Leader: Heather Tidd at 651-276-6730.
Ramsey County (Ramsey Rockets 4 Kids)
Meets: 2nd Saturday of the month
Time: 1 pm
Where: Ramsey County Extension Services, 2020 White Bear Ave, Maplewood, MN 55109
Contact Club Leader: Susanah Brodin at 651-276-6730.
Contact the club leader BEFORE attending a meeting to confirm dates/locations as they may change. They will be happy to answer any questions and help you prepare your child for their first 4-H meeting!Contact Information
Extreme Parenting (PDF Flyer)
Support and education for families who have children with emotional/behavioral disabilities. All groups are open and confidential. Childcare and a light meal are provided.
When: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month
Time: 5:15-6:45 p.m.
Where: 1st Lutheran Church, 1100 London Rd., Duluth, MN 55805
For more information or to register contact Arc Northland at 218-726-4725
FASD Parenting Group Duluth
Networking, support, and education for families of children with an FASD. All groups are open and confidential. Childcare and a light meal provided.
When: 2nd Tuesday of the month
Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Where: Ordean Building, Conference Room A, B & C, 424 W Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802
Please call to register (for an accurate count for meals and childcare) Arc Northland at 218-726-4725
Young Adult Club (Y.A.C)
Support and recreation for young adults living with an FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders). Young Adult Club (Y.A.C.) is a skills group for transition age youth (ages 14-25) who have an FASD. The Y.A.C. group will cover a variety of topics from social skills to communication, money management, meal planning and more. This is great preparation for young adults transitioning from school to adult life.
When: 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: Ordean Building, 424 W Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802
More information and registration available by calling 218-726-4725.
This program is funded by a MOFAS grant.
Free Prenatal Parenting Classes (Flyer PDF)
Topics and activities:
Upon completion, participants receive a Target gift card. A meal will be provided and transportation and/or childcare is available as needed.
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Where: Division of Indian Work, 1001 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Wouldn’t it be great if everything fell perfectly in line? One of the most challenging times in the life of an individual with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is when they are experiencing a major transition in life such as graduating from high school, moving into their own place, starting college or trade school or simply when they are challenged to define their path in life. Looking Forward Life Coaching works with young adults to help them discover their life’s passion and the steps necessary to accomplish it.Eligibility for services:
Typical skill areas:
For more information contact, Sara Swan, firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-207-1497Contact Information
The Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC) is excited to announce two new webinars for parents with children or young adults. The webinars and free legal services to young adults and children with FASD are made possible by a grant from MOFAS.
FASD and Special Education. This webinar includes the fundamentals of special education law, processes, and principles.
Hello From the Other Side: Employment-Related Options for Transition Age Youth. This webinar provides information about different supports and services to promote completive integrated employment.
MDLC also provides free legal services to young adults and children with FASD who are having challenges in public schools or in accessing employment-related supports. To request legal help, contact our intake line at 612-334-5970 or 800-292-4150.
MDLC is a state-wide program of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid and is Minnesota’s Protection and Advocacy System. Visit their website at http://mylegalaid.org/about/our-work/disability-law.Contact Information
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:
The Employment Program offers you a wide range of services to help ensure your success, including:
For more information or to schedule an intake with a Rise employment consultant, please contact Anne Mornes, Program Coordinator, email@example.com or 612-706-2517
2003 Central Avenue N.E., Minneapolis, MN 55418
Focus Forward is designed to assist young adult individuals with diagnosis or a suspected diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder identify career and educational pathways. The unique project, with funding from the MN Department of Health and the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, offers participants
Following successful completion of Career Compass, participants may continue on to RESOURCE Career Education Training Programs and/or job placement. The Career Skills Navigator will support all participants post placement to ensure job retention success.
For more information contact, Jaqueline Travis, firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-752-8119.
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Inc. is providing free legal services* in education law matters for families whose children have a diagnosed or suspected Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). A legal framework will be used to enable clients to remain in school and to receive the appropriate educational programs, services, and accommodations called for under the law.
*These services are limited to individuals who live within SMRLS’ service area and meet financial eligibility guidelines.
For more information contact: