Formerly known as MOFAS: Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Exciting News
from MOFAS

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).

Why PR%F

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.

Why Alliance?

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.

What's Next?

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.

Community Grants

Each year, Proof Alliance awards $500,000+ in grants to organizations throughout Minnesota to address fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) prevention, intervention, and support at the community level. The programs that they implement will make a significant impact for individuals with FASD and their families, and these transformative programs will be embedded in the continued work that they do.

Increasing Access to Employment for Individuals with an FASD:

  • CHOICE unlimited provides employment services and wraparound support for individuals with an FASD ages 16 to 25 in Duluth and the surrounding area.
  • Tree Trust supports youth on the FASD spectrum with employment services in the Twin Cities metro area.
  • The Link provides employment support for individuals with an FASD that have secured housing through its programs in the Twin Cities metro area.

Making an Impact on FASD in American Indian Communities:

  • Division of Indian Work provides intensive prenatal and postpartum support and home visiting for low-income, high-risk pregnant Native American women with histories of Substance Use Disorder through its Women of Traditional Birthing program.
  • Minneapolis American Indian Center provides its Bright Beginnings program that works with women with histories of Substance Use Disorder who are pregnant or recently postpartum.

FASD Education Law & Equity Project:

Design for FASD:

  • Cermak Rhoades Architects is developing tools and resources focused on residential and interior design for FASD that will be freely available for developers, architects, and community-based agencies as resources for the development of housing to meet the needs of individuals on the spectrum.

FASD Screening:

  • North Valley Public Health will implement the screening in their Family Home Visiting program, Head Start program, and preschool screenings in Marshall County.
  • Intermediate District 287 will implement the screening in their special education and alternative school populations in the Twin Cities west metro area.
  • Southern Family Nurturing Center will implement the screening in their therapeutic early childhood education and home visiting services in the Phillips Community in South Minneapolis.
  • Polk Norman Mahnomen Community Health Services will implement the screening in their Family Home Visiting program, which includes first-time parents, families using the Growing Great Kids curriculum, and universal newborn/postpartum visits to all families who reside in Polk, Norma, and Mahnomen counties.

If you have questions related to Proof Alliance Community Grants, please contact Kendra Gludt at 651-917-2370.

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