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.
There are numerous clinics throughout MN that offer free or sliding fee scale or reduced cost medical and dental care. Each county has a designated community health clinic which provides services on a sliding fee scale. Sliding fee scale clinics charge for services based on how much a family can afford after all other expenses are accounted for. For example, if a family has very little money for medical care, a sliding fee scale clinic would charge only a very small amount of money for services that would normally cost much more.
Requirements for eligibility are different for each clinic. Some clinics base eligibility on the county you live in or whether the patient is a child or adult, while others focus on families with no other insurance or individuals with specific disabilities.
For a listing of free or reduced cost clinics in MN, visit the Minnesota Department of Health website.
“Adults with FAS and ARND often don’t have jobs with good benefits, like health insurance, so it’s good to know about the community health clinics. Sliding fees will help my daughter and her two kids make ends meet on her waitress income.” –Marci, parent