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 Consumer Support Grant program (CSG) covers several home care services including health aides, Personal Care Assistants, and private duty nursing. The CSG program is a state funded alternative to Medicaid reimbursed home care, which uses both state and federal funds. The CSG program allows individuals to convert the state funds for specific home care services into a cash grant. These cash grants allow individuals to have greater flexibility and more choices for many different home and community based services. This option allows individuals to pay parents, family members, and neighbors for services as well as traditional providers.
To be eligible, an individual must:
• Either receive or be eligible for Medical Assistance (MA)
• Be eligible to receive home care services through MA
• Display deficits in every day functioning
• Require supports to successfully live in the community
• Live in a natural home setting
• Not participate in Home and Community Based Services/Waivers.
These requirements are determined based on home care assessments conducted by public health and county social services.
Services that can be paid for through this grant:
• Companionship services
• Home/vehicle modifications
• Nutrition services
• And many more
An individual can receive the Consumer Support Grant in the form of cash, vouchers for services, or direct payment to providers. Applications for the CSG program can be submitted to your county Department of Human Services though a disability social worker. The CSG is not currently available in all counties in Minnesota. If you live in one of these counties you can ask your county Department of Human Services to consider adding the CSG.
Visit the MN Department of Human Services website.
“I was able to designate a portion of my CSG funding to build a fence around my yard to keep my seven-year-old safe.” -Samantha, parent