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.

Family-Centered Long-Term Recovery Supports

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. An eligible regional collaborative must be a partnership between at least one local government, at minimum one community-based organization, and a family home visiting program when available. A local government may include a county or multicounty organization, a tribal government, a county-based purchasing entity, or a community health board.

The funding may be given to established eligible collaboratives with demonstrated outcomes providing effective community-based recovery support services for women and/or to entities that provide supportive community-based recovery supports that have the ability to form a new effective collaborative quickly and demonstrate promising outcomes within the grant period. An established eligible collaborative may apply for expansion funding to further develop its current work if they can identify a service gap or expansion opportunity that will justify the need for the expansion funding requested (e.g., serving more women, increasing the length of services, additional service delivery, expanding its service area, etc.). New eligible collaboratives may apply to use the grant funds to establish new formal partnerships. A new collaborative must be able to demonstrate the ability to provide effective recovery supports and convene stakeholders quickly, as well as demonstrate the ability to build capacity quickly and implement and launch the program within 6 months.

The successful collaborative will work within its community to:

  • Assist pregnant and parenting women in recovery in obtaining support and services designed to aid them in maintaining sobriety and staying in recovery by providing long-term community-based supportive services to help resolve the myriad of complex issues related to Substance Use Disorders
  • Wrap services around the extended family members and ensure that children are in safe, stable home environments and receiving appropriate and timely health care services
  • Develop and sustain appropriate, effective, and culturally informed networks of community resources that will help families build and maintain healthy and economically viable households
  • Actively and effectively engage individuals in long-term recovery with relevant lived experience in the design and delivery of services
  • Prevent the future births of children exposed to alcohol and drugs prenatally

The overall goal of this grant is to help support pregnant and parenting women in recovery from Alcohol- and Substance-Use Disorders in Minnesota to promote building healthy families and to prevent future births of children exposed to alcohol and other drugs by providing community-based and home-based recovery maintenance services. For more information about this grant program, contact Sarah Brown at sbrown@mofas.org.

2017-2019 Grantees

EmPower CTC (CRAFT)

Regional collaborative for Winona County includes:

  • Wabasha County Social Services/Corrections/Public Health
  • Winona County Social Services/Public Health
  • Winona Area Community Education
  • Winona Health
  • Winona State University

Regional collaborative for Olmsted County includes:

  • Olmsted County Social Services/Corrections/Public Health
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Olmsted Medical Center
  • Pathways
  • Salvation Army
  • Public Defenders Office
  • PAIIR (Parents Are Important in Rochester)

Wayside Recovery Center

Regional collaborative includes:

  • YWCA
  • Hennepin County Child Protection
  • The Family Partnership
  • New Horizon’s Academy
  • American Indian Family Center
  • Minnesota Communities Caring for Children
  • Wellcome Manor
  • Journey Home
  • MetaHouse
  • Minnesota Recovery Connection
  • Hennepin County Child Resources & Family Support Services Division

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