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.
Did you know that MOFAS sends out on average 340 of educational materials each day? Order yours today using our online store!
January 5, 2016 – Here they will discuss the transition from Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and Internal Classification of Diseases (ICD) Related to Health Problems and the changes to these medical coding systems.
Understanding the complexities of FASD will help caregivers be better equipped to meet the children’s needs and we can’t do this without help from you.
We are hoping to expand this program in Minnesota, while continuing to build other support programs across the state. To do this, we need you with us.
I invite you to donate to the Annual Giving Campaign that is needed to support our ongoing and expanding work to make a difference for our families and individuals.
While some of these strengths can get them into trouble if used in the wrong context, let’s focus on their strengths and whenever we can, remind each other that our kids have gifts that will serve them well throughout their lives.
After the first five gifts are made to MOFAS today, we will announce our secret deal. What’s in the MOFAS Mystery Box?! Donate today only to find out.
We are getting very excited for the 2015 MOFAS conference and annual celebration. This event is free, and open to all. Register today.
We have kicked off our end of the year fundraising campaign and we are asking you to help us reach the goal of $40,000 by December 31, 2015
Dear MOFAS Families, For the late Brad Wing and his family, the holidays were truly the most wonderful time of the year. One of their favorite ways to celebrate was by giving to others and helping make spirits brighter. As a special education teacher for over 30 years, Brad went above and beyond to help […]
November 12, 2105 is Give to the Max Day, or what we like to call “Give to MOFAS Day”.
FASD matters. This has been the mantra of MOFAS and the FASD community here in Minnesota for several years. It means we will no longer be complacent to being the “invisible disability”. It means we will continue to work to remove the shame and blame and stigma that families and individuals with an FASD face […]
The 13th annual benefit for MOFAS is Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 4:00 pm. Online registration is officially open, and we encourage you to buy your tickets now
November is National Adoption and Family Caregiver Month and MOFAS would like to take some time to thank all the wonderful caregivers.
We have officially launched a refreshed website. As the statewide leaders in FASD we wanted to raise the standards for FASD with our new site. Take a peek.
A study led by Dr. Jeff Wozniak at the University of Minnesota is seeking children with prenatal alcohol exposure.
October 6, 2015 – 1 in 10 pregnant women report drinking alcohol; 1 in 33 binge drink. A new CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Report came out stating that 10.2% or 1 in 10 pregnant women reported drinking alcohol.
Creating Change in Minnesota Over the course of the next several months, MOFAS will finalize plans for the 2016 Legislative session in St. Paul. Getting feedback from people living with an FASD, families, professionals and policy makers on what priorities we should tackle is an ongoing process. Figuring out which of the concepts have the […]
MOFAS is deeply committed to serving the FASD community, and will continue to provide leadership and influence advocacy efforts by establishing a center of excellence where we will be able to share our resources and most promising programs with others. FASD Justice Project The initial project within the Institute on FASD Advancement will focus on […]