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.
Rule 25 Assessment In order to receive public funding for chemical dependency treatment, an individual needs to have a chemical use assessment conducted by a Rule 25 assessor. This is also known as a Rule 25 Assessment. In Minnesota, the process of the assessment and the criteria the decision is based upon are governed by Rule 25. Under Rule 25, an assessor gathers information about an individual and decides whether the individual needs treatment and if so, what type will be the most beneficial. The four levels of care available are primary inpatient, primary outpatient, extended care, and halfway house.
Individuals who believe they have substance abuse problems and need public funding to afford treatment. This can include individuals with an FASD.
Call your county for more information about how to set up a Rule 25 Assessment.
For more information on Rule 25, visit the Minnesota Department of Human Services
An example of a Rule 25 Assessment form.
If you want to get an assessment or think you need treatment for substance abuse or addiction, first call your insurance provider.
Visit the Minnesota Department of Human Services for your questions.
Call to schedule an appointment with through your county from this list of referral contacts.
To find Rule 25 Assessment sites:
“After learning about the process of getting a Rule 25 assessment, I found that the was easy. The assessor told me about some of the different treatment options, and to an outpatient program. I was able to get the services that I needed and attended a treatment program that process recommended that I go best fit my needs.” -Ashley