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.

What’s Happening at MOFAS

MOFAS Family Snow Tubing- Scandia

January 19- Snow tubing and pizza!

Join Us to Find Healing at the Circle of Hope – St. Cloud

Have you consumed alcohol during pregnancy? Are you on a path from addiction to recovery? You are invited to be a part of the Circle of Hope group, where women with incredible strength join together to share their stories, shed the shame and support each other through the challenges of raising children with Fetal Alcohol […]

New Hand in Hand Series Opportunities for Parents and Caregivers

Winter 2013 – Online and In-Person

Group For Adults Affected by an FASD

Mondays beginning January 14, 2013 – St. Paul, MN

Coming Out of the Mental Illness Closet

I have 3 kids. All of whom have varying degrees of exposure to prenatal drugs/alcohol and early childhood trauma. Their exposures have resulted in brain trauma and mental illness and they struggle each day with how to approach the world while combating their disabilities.

School Consultations for Metro Area Families Affected by an FASD

School Consultations for Metro Area Families Affected by an FASD MOFAS is pleased to offer school consultation sessions for students affected  by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in the metro area. There is currently no charge for this service, which will be available until the end of the school year. We have openings for 10 […]

Changing Course Series 2013

Education and Support for Women Who Drank During Pregnancy
Winter/Spring 2013 – Four Minnesota Locations

Brad Wing Hosts Ask the Expert Chats on the VFC

Brad Wing will be hosting chats on the Virtual Family Center to share his insights on FASD and the education system. Join in to ask questions and share your own experiences, concerns and triumphs.

Join Us to Find Healing at the Circle of Hope – Metro Area

Our Goal Have you consumed alcohol during pregnancy? Are you on a path from addiction to recovery? You are invited to be a part of the Circle of Hope group, where women with incredible strength join together to share their stories, shed the shame and support each other through the challenges of raising children with […]

Missing Assignments – Keep the Boat Afloat

It’s tough to keep track of children’s assignment and it’s tough to know if it’s accurate when they tell you. I know my children affected by FASD get things easily jumbled up.

When the Future Hits the FASD Grieving Wall

He is one of those kids in limbo. Not disabled enough to do supported employment (he wouldn’t do it if he was) but not academically high enough that post secondary options will be successful without supports.

And Then There Was Today

A story about horse therapy and a little girl with FAS.

Dialectic Behavioral Therapy

Published 10/18/2012 By: Nancy & Jeff Beyer About six months ago my son age 19 with ARND and I began DBT.  I was looking for a way to work on communication and mood management with him.  We attend a parent/teen group for 2 hours a week and a one hour individual session once a week.  […]

10th Annual Benefit for MOFAS – RSVP

Rushing Through Life – No Speed Control Knob

Published 10/8/2012 By: Lisa Friesenhahn My children insist on a rate of speed that runs 90mph all day long, unless I need them to be fast. They rush out of bed, down the stairs, and out the door like there has been a fire alarm, at least on their days off from school. When the […]

Silence is Golden

Published 10/8/2011 By: Lisa Friesenhahn Recently we have had a LOT of family bonding time, a LOT! We were on a 3 week family vacation in Orlando, FL visiting the Disney Theme parks, all 4 of them. It was like living on the edge. Six children along, ages 4-16, 4 affected by FASD, has made […]

Exhausted and Grumpy

Published 10/2/2012 By: Lisa Friesenhahn It comes with parenting children, especially Special Needs children. The effort and energy required is quadrupled with my kiddos. I’m tired much of the time. When I read other websites or talk to other parents doing the same, they too are tired. When you have to help them so much […]

Welcome Michael Harris to the VFC Chats Monthly Expert Line-Up

Michael will cover a variety of topics related to raising a child affected by FASD. Join him in the chats, ask lots of questions and soak in his wisdom! About Michael Michael is a Licensed Psychologist since 1997 and has been working with high-risk children and families since 1993. He is currently the Director of […]

4-H Club for Children Affected by an FASD: Ages 8-12

This innovative 4-H Club, especially for children affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) offers a unique opportunity for your child to connect with other children as part of a club experience where we work on social skills, do projects, work together as a team and build friendships. Note: There is a $25 annual fee […]

The Most Magical Place on Earth

Published 9/12/2012 By: Lisa Friesenhahn Vacation woes….it’s true. It’s hard to go on vacation with Special Needs children. You can plan all you want but the reality is, it’s stressful in many ways. We are at Walt Disney World with 6 children. Five of them are 11 years old or younger, but looking at their […]

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