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.
Gerard offers programs for boys and girls ages 6 to 19 who are struggling with emotional and behavioral issues such as family relationships, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, aggression, depression, self-harm, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, chemical health, patterns of abusive behavior, and trauma-based mental health issues.
The program mix includes assessments, short-term residential, a bridging program, emergency shelter, and on-site, year-round education.
Gerard Academy is located on a beautiful 12-acre campus, adjacent to a nature preserve, in Austin, MN.
The campus offers a unique, homelike setting, where students live, eat, exercise, go to school, and build relationships with counselors, teachers, and other students.
Gerard is one of several treatment centers/campuses run by Nexus Treatment.Tags: Adolescents, Children