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.
Provides pediatric therapy including occupational, speech, language, feeding, sensory integration, cognitive and physical therapy.Tags: Adolescents, Children
Dr. Kristen Wiik is a pediatric neuropsychologist and provides outpatient FASD evaluations in the HCMC Neuropsychology Section. She refers out for the medical part of the evaluation. She generally sees patients between the ages of 4-21. Appointments require a referral from a medical professional or mental health provider. Clinic Fax number: 612-873-1670Tags: Adolescents, Children
Kyle runs a private clinical practice, providing in-home therapy. One mother of a child with an FASD said, “He was a game-changer for our family.”Tags: Adolescents, Children
As a Minnesota criminal defense attorney, Kyle’s advocacy has helped change the legal landscape. He has won several cases before the Appellate Courts involving minority populations, which include upholding individual’s constitutional rights and ensuring their voices are heard. One such case is State v. Miller, where the Wisconsin Supreme Court granted religious freedom to the […]Tags: Adolescents, Adults, Children
Dr. Haveman is trained in both internal medicine and pediatrics. She has experience with FASD and has particular interest in preventative care, adolescent health, immigrant health and Childhood-onset chronic illnesses. She speaks both English and Spanish.Tags: Adolescents, Adults, Adults with FASD, Children, MA Eligible, Spanish-speaking
Provides one-on-one cognitive skills training to address learning, attention, memory, and reading struggles. Focus is on strengthening cognitive skills through a program that is customized to fit each individual’s cognitive needs. Serves ages 4 and older. Locations in: Chanhassen Eagan Maple Grove Savage St. Louis Park Vadnais Heights Woodbury Hudson WITags: Adolescents, Children
Provides early childhood and family development services, including therapeutic pediatric occupational and speech therapy and a 12-week social skills program for youth with an FASD ages 9-12 years. Also provides employment and economic opportunity services for adults.Tags: Adolescents, Adults, Adults with FASD, Children, MA Eligible, Parenting support, Private Pay
We provide help during the transitions of life, whether it be when your child is graduating from school, or when you are seeking help with the new diagnosis of your child. Our philosophy is person centered, so we will focus on the individual needs, wants, desires, strengths, and areas of growth to develop a plan […]Tags: Adolescents, Adoptees, Adults, Adults with FASD, Children, Immigrant Friendly, Parenting support, Private Pay
Mash-ka-wisen is a residential treatment center providing chemical dependency services to Native Americans living with a chemical dependency. They offer adult and adolescent inpatient treatment for men and women. Thunderbird-Wren Halfway House – Provides transitional living facilities for men and women at least 16 years of age recovering from chemical dependency.Tags: Adolescents, Adults, Native American
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
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
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
New Life Ways has a goal to better the lives of people with disabilities and improving the quality of care that is provided for them. We specialize in creating a safe, fun, positive environment for people with disabilities and the people that assist them. We train teachers, staff and parents on how to be safe […]Tags: Adolescents, Adoptees, Adults, Children, Faith Based, Parenting support, Private Pay
Next Step is an adolescent chemical dependency treatment facility for young men ages 13 – 19 located in Staples, Minnesota. They offer primary treatment and extended care services for all residents and transitional services for those planning to stay in the Staples area.Tags: Adolescents
North Homes Children and Family Services offers a service continuum that takes an individualized and holistic approach to treatment. Our services range from the least restrictive community based to secure, correctional programming. Services provided by North Homes include: Childrens’ Therapeutic Support Services (CTSS) Targeted case management School-based programs: In-school mental health treatment and an alternative […]Tags: Adolescents, Children, MA Eligible
NYFS is a mental health and social service agency serving people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds in the northeastern suburban and Twin Cities area. Their mission is transforming lives today – creating a better tomorrow for youth, adults, and families. NYFS offers: Mental health therapists A juvenile diversion program Day treatment A youth employment program A […]Tags: Adolescents, juvenile justice
Northern Pines Mental Health Center is a nonprofit community mental health center serving the Brainerd Lakes area, including Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, and Wadena Counties. At least one family impacted by FASD has recommended Wendy Olson, MSW, LGSW. Ms. Olson is a children’s mental health professional who sees children from birth through age 17 and […]Tags: Adolescents, Children
Offers a variety of recovery services for adolescents and adults, including: chemical health and mental health assessments inpatient and outpatient treatment for men, women and adolescents detoxification aftercare and relapse preventionTags: Adolescents, Adults
Northwoods has a variety of programs and services including: Residential treatment for children age 5-17 Day treatment for youth in 1st – 12th grade Diagnostic assessments (evaluating emotional, social, cognitive, physical and behavior functioning) Early intervention program for at risk toddlers and preschoolers Corporate and therapeutic foster care Outpatient individual, group and family mental health […]Tags: Adolescents, Children