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.
Bridge to Benefits is a program offered by the Children’s Defense Fund in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana that connects families and individuals to work support programs and tax credits. Some of these programs include MinnesotaCare, Medical Assistance, Food Support, Child Care Assistance, Earned Income Tax Credit, Working Family Credit, and Women, Infants and Children (WIC). Bridge to Benefits also offers assistance with finding resources for many types of services, including Early Childhood Education, Food & Nutrition, Legal, Housing & Transportation, Employment & Financial, Disability Services, MN Low-Cost Health Care, and more.
The Bridge to Benefits website uses a screening tool that helps people determine if they may be eligible for certain programs. This tool does not ask for any personal information other than the county you live in, income and number of individuals in your home. This tool does not guarantee eligibility for any program, but it does help individuals and families navigate the complicated web of support programs by providing a list of potential programs to apply for and links to the applications.
More information and the screening tool can be found on the Bridge to Benefits website.
If I don’t have the best computer skills, will I be able to navigate this website?
Yes, this website is very user friendly. After reaching the website, just click on the map of MN, click start, and follow the instructions. You can use the website to find information for yourself, a family member, a friend or a client. It even has an option called „I’m just playing with the tool.
‟ What a great site for adults with FASD challenges to explore help they may qualify for.” -Joanna, parent