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.
River Valley Riders is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and volunteer-based organization with locations in Afton and Scandia, Minnesota. Their mission is to enrich the lives of children and adults with special needs by providing equine assisted activities and therapies. They offer therapeutic horseback riding and carriage driving lessons.
All of their lessons are open to students in the greater Minneapolis/St.Paul metro area and western Wisconsin and take place from May through October. They work to enhance the participant’s physical, cognitive, and emotional health while building a community of structure and support.
Please note: Safety is a high priority, and they conduct all lessons in accordance with the safety, training and instructional guidelines of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International.