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.
Since 1981, Deena McMahon has made a difference in the lives of adults, children, adolescents, couples, families and mental health professionals in Minnesota, throughout the nation and in Canada. She has spoken nationally and internationally on the dynamics of attachment, brain development and early trauma. She works with a diverse group of clients, including those […]Tags: Sexuality/ Sexual Behaviors
The purpose of Metro Crisis Coordination Program (MCCP) is to work interdependently with individuals, private providers and public agencies in the Twin Cities metropolitan area to prevent crises that affect the residential and/or work (educational) placements of people with developmental disabilities or related conditions and to reduce the use of hospitalizations and civil commitments resulting […]
Provides occupational and physical therapy, speech therapy, social skills play groups, and a weekend summer camp.
Metro Hope Ministries serves the community as a long-term residential recovery ministry. Many of our residents are at the end of their options. Most have exhausted their support systems, lost their homes and are unable to support themselves or their families financially. The women of Healing House are challenged daily through individual counseling, Bible studies, […]Tags: Adults, Faith Based, MA Eligible, Private Pay
Mille Lacs Academy (MLA) offers nationally recognized treatment for boys, ages 10-19, with significant mental health issues and harmful sexual behaviors. In addition, MLA youth may also struggle with lower intellectual functioning, developmental delays and other special needs, reactive attachment disorders, autism spectrum disorders, mood disorders, impulse control disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma-based mental health […]Tags: Adolescents, Sexuality/ Sexual Behaviors
Mindful Families offers a variety of services to meet the needs of your family. Therapy services including individual child/adolescent therapy, individual adult therapy, family therapy and couple’s therapy. Therapy services may be covered through your insurance. Mindful Families is an in-network provider for Aetna, BlueCross and BlueShield, Cigna, Medica, PreferredOne, Health Partners, Selectcare, UCare and United Health Care/United Behavioral Health. Services are […]
The Minneapolis American Indian Center provides programs that are guided by strong Native values that include preserving and supporting cultural traditions through the arts, and intergeneration programs promoting healthy lifestyles. The Bright Beginnings program at MAIC is supported by a MOFAS Community Grant. The Bright Beginnings Recovery Support Project is designed to assist American Indian women […]Tags: Adolescents, Adults with FASD, Children, Native American, Parenting support
Among other services, Minnesota Care Counseling Services has a contract with Hennepin County to provide out-of-home respite care to people with autism or related conditions, including FASD. They have 4 respite beds for youth ages 6-16. The organization takes an intercultural approach; while much of the population they serve is East African, they are welcoming all families […]Tags: Adolescents, Immigrant Friendly
This is a public program which seeks to improve the quality of life for children with special health needs and their families. Statewide service from metro area office. Free assessment with referral from MOFAS.Tags: MA Eligible, Statewide outreach from metro area office
From their website: Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center provides a comprehensive set of gender and culturally based services for American Indian women and their families, including early learning center, educational workshops, support groups, and counseling. Nokomis Endaad (Ojibwe – “Grandmother’s House”) Culturally grounded dual-diagnosis (mental health/chemical dependency) outpatient chemical dependency treatment program utilizes motivational interviewing, […]Tags: Native American
Provides mental health information and resources for children and adults in Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, and Wright Counties.
Sleep disorder center.
Provides FASD evaluations for children ages 2-17. If you are concerned that your child was exposed to alcohol during pregnancy, know that there is help and hope. The MOFAS Diagnostic Clinic is here to help families and caregivers answer their questions and provide support before, during and after the evaluation process. Seeking to understand the challenges […]
From their website: For over 15 years, Monica has provided clinical services to children, families, and adults. During her decade of employment in a residential treatment setting, Monica gained a depth and breadth of clinical knowledge targeted in the areas of trauma, maltreatment, attachment, anxiety, family systems, depression, ADHD, and co-occurring disorders. Monica has experience working […]Tags: trauma
Provides mental health services. Will provide expert witness on FASD for courts.
Works with pregnant women in Ramsey County to have clean and sober pregnancies. Will work with women who have young children if those women are struggling with substance use disorders.Tags: Adults, Adults with FASD, Parenting support
Provides occupational therapy.
Licensed marriage and family therapist. Provides home-based and in-office services.
Provides fetal alcohol diagnostic services (medical portion) of the assessment for all age ranges (focusing on ages 2 years through 25 years). Patients can be Non-Native also. After the medical exam is complete, continued assessment is done at a collaborating clinic trained in FASD evaluation.
New Kingdom Healthcare is a family-friendly (lower cost, extended hours, personalized service) medical clinic, based on Christian values, for children and families desiring either traditional western medicine or a more holistic/integrative approach, as well as those affected by behavioral/developmental/mental health conditions. Dr. Bob Zajac is a board-certified pediatrician with additional expertise in asthma/allergy care, developmental/behavioral […]Tags: Adolescents, Children, Faith Based, MA Eligible