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.
April 3, 2014- Several area agencies, businesses, and the medical community offer information, resources and freebees for your new baby and you!
March 22, 2014- You’re invited to take a “Pregnant Pause” a free event. Enjoy samples of non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, make crafts and enjoy other activities.
This event is sponsored by a MOFAS Public Awareness Grant. Join us for a light meal and an entertaining evening exploring women’s wellness. There will be guest speakers on FAS prevention, stress management, and healthy movement for better living. Door prizes will be given away as well. Transportation for those in the Browns Valley area […]
Saturday February 22, 2014.- Join MOFAS as we exhibit at the 7th Annual Baby & Kids Expo in Mankato.
The statewide survey is intended to provide a current portrait of the behaviors and beliefs of 18-44 year-old women on the use of alcohol during pregnancy.
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Minnesota Organization On Fetal Alcohol Syndrome whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
Are you interested in learning about the recent statewide study on women’s beliefs and behaviors regarding alcohol use and pregnancy?
Join us on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. for a wonderful reception at Graves 601 Hotel, Minneapolis. After the reception, we will all head over to the Orpheum Theater for the 6:30 show to see the Tony-Award winning play Once.
MOFAS offers our public awareness campaign posters free of charge. “Giving your unborn child a beer is just as ridiculous. The U.S. Surgeon General Advisory says no amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy.”
Join MOFAS on Saturday October 12, from 10AM-3PM for the Twin Cities Birth and Baby Expo in Minneapolis at Burroughs School. Get some free MOFAS goodies and help share the 049 message- zero alcohol for nine months.
Are you having a baby shower thrown for you, or planning one for a friend? We want to help celebrate. MOFAS will send free goodies for you and your guests.
Come visit MOFAS during the State Fair. We want to educate those about the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure; a great kick start for FASD Awareness Month.
This September, to celebrate FASD awareness month, join the MOFAS Book Club and hundreds of people around MN to read When Rain Hurts. The first 100 people who sign up will receive a FREE copy of the book.
The Division of Indian Work’s (DIW) Women of Traditional Birthing Program recently produced a documentary entitled Healthy Babies Healthy Futures: Ending the Cycle of Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure. This documentary sheds light on the effects of drug and alcohol use during pregnancy in the Twin Cities’ Native community.
Every year, 8,500 babies are born in Minnesota with prenatal alcohol exposure. Learn about just how much FASD affects our youth in this infographic.
A Family Living With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Educational Video.
Northwestern Medicine® study found a common molecular vulnerability in autism and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder during brain development in utero.
Saturday, July 20– Join our resident mixologists for an afternoon of mocktail creations!
Binge drinking is a risk factor in many health and social problems that affect women, including unintentional injuries, violence, liver disease, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, breast and other cancers, reduced cognitive function, and alcohol dependence.
Read more at http://www.medicaldaily.com/articles/14884/20130424/rich-women-binge-drink.htm#KEoqwqpGF7o4GtAi.99
Ongoing May 2013– The following survey is designed to take a snapshot of what’s working and lacking in Minnesota for individuals with an FASD.