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.
Published: November 16, 2016 In honor of FASD Awareness Month, our Mothers of MOFAS share a special message about raising children with an FASD and the important support they have from MOFAS.
Children with fetal alcohol disorder confront the idea of ‘safe’ drinking during pregnancy
Proof Alliance is happy to announce the four new recipients of our screening grants.
Sending Our Best Wishes We could not be more proud at Proof Alliance that Ruth Richardson was elected to the Minnesota State Legislature last month. We are confident in her abilities to lead Minnesota in a positive direction! However, we are incredibly sad to see Ruth go after six years with the organization. We will miss […]
We’ve put together some delicious, easy-to-make mocktail recipes that are alcohol-free and fun for all ages. They’re great for parties but enjoyable on your own, too. Enjoy!
Thank you, Test, for making the generous contribution of $100.00 to Proof Alliance, formerly MOFAS, of which no goods or services were received. Your continued support empowers us to spread awareness of prenatal alcohol exposure and to provide resources and support for families impacted by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
In conjunction with its annual conference and national affiliate meeting, MOFAS (the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) announced a new chapter in its history by unveiling a new name: Proof Alliance.
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FASD Awareness Month September is FASD Awareness Month. In honor of this, we wanted to share some important information related to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Please help us increase awareness of FASD and the importance of alcohol-free pregnancies by reading and sharing this information. What is FASD? Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are a […]
Pre-Conference Institute: FASD & the Brain on Trial Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) have major implications for just about every aspect of our legal system including our civil, juvenile, and criminal justice systems. In 2012, the American Bar Association collaborated with stakeholders […]
We are excited to announce this year’s keynote speakers. The conference will bring together experts, key stakeholders, and consumers. Over three days there will be a pre-conference, keynote presentations, and breakout sessions on the latest research, promising strategies, and innovative programs. Conference Keynotes Dr. Omar Rahman | Diagnosing FASD: Man vs. Machine It has been […]
New Minnesota laws went into effect on August 1, 2018, including a new law related to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). The Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) worked this past legislative session with stakeholders and was successful in implementing new legislation that requires non-emergency foster parents in a foster home and treatment foster […]
July 23, 2018 Originally published on PBS NewHour by: Amna Nawaz Part 1: “Fetal alcohol disorders are more common than you think” “Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), a possible result from mothers drinking during pregnancy, has flown under the radar for decades. Now new conservative estimates published in The Journal of the American Medical Association […]
Happy Independence Day! For those of you who are celebrating and are hosting a party, we have some fun mocktail recipes you and your guests might enjoy. These mocktails are fun, quick, and easy beverages to make without alcohol. Mocktails provide a variety of options all your guests will enjoy including pregnant people, children, and […]
Letter From Our Executive Director MOFAS is unique in that we have a dual mission. One half of the mission is to prevent disability caused by prenatal alcohol exposure; the other half is to improve the quality of life for people with a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). In our 2017 annual report, you’ll see […]
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 […]
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 […]
Announcement We are excited to update you on the legislation requiring foster parents in Minnesota to have one hour of FASD training every year as part of their required training hours. Governor Dayton signed this legislation into law on Sunday! We are incredibly grateful to our chief authors, Senator Jerry Relph (R-St. Cloud) and Representative […]
MOFAS marks its 20th anniversary this year. MOFAS, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by former First Lady Susan Carlson in 1998, seeks to eliminate disability caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and to improve the quality of life for those living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) throughout Minnesota.