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.
The Proof Alliance Community Grant program helps organizations build capacity for services that ensure families impacted by an FASD are identified, valued, and supported. Funding is directed toward innovative ideas and programs that create system changes in the following priorities areas: early childhood screening, human services, equity and justice, innovation and transformation, and youth and adult transition programs.
For more information about Community Grants contact Kendra Gludt at 651-917-2370.
This grant is awarded to qualified applicants that plan to establish or strengthen regional collaborations to provide community-based long-term recovery supportive services for women that are pregnant or parenting with histories of Alcohol-Use Disorders and Substance Use Disorders in order to reduce the incidence rates of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and other drug-related effects in children in Minnesota. For more information on the Family-Centered Long-Term Recovery Supports Grant contact Sarah Brown at 651-917-2370.
Proof Alliance is committed to preventing prenatal alcohol exposure and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) by creating awareness of the risks associated with prenatal alcohol exposure and increasing the number of people who plan their pregnancies and engage in healthy behaviors before becoming pregnant. In support of this work, Proof Alliance offers up to $2,500 to organizations serving communities in Minnesota to host an FASD prevention event that educates people on the importance of planned, alcohol-free pregnancies. For more information on FASD Prevention Grants contact Sarah Brown at 651-917-2370.
The Proof Alliance College Ambassador Program offers colleges and universities in Minnesota up to $2,500 to host events on campus that are focused on preventing prenatal alcohol exposure. These events educate students on the importance of preconception health and planned pregnancies, increase awareness of the risks associated with drinking alcohol during pregnancy, and encourage safe alcohol choices and alcohol-free pregnancies. If you have questions, please contact Sarah Brown at 651-917-2370.
To support grantees, Proof Alliance has developed a toolkit with helpful documents and resources including Proof Alliance logos, flyer templates, statistics about FASD, press release template and more to help implement your grant.