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.
Many individuals with an FASD also have problems with substance abuse. Substance abuse can become a barrier to finding and keeping housing. Supportive housing is designed to help individuals overcome this barrier by combining affordable housing with substance abuse treatment services. Supportive housing has been proven to be effective in assisting individuals with a range of different conditions. Some residential treatment programs are designed for women and their children, meaning that moms don’t need to be separated from their children to enter into recovery. These programs are also available to women who are working to regain custody of their children.
Individuals with very low income and substance abuse problems may find supportive housing to be helpful. Supportive housing is also available to assist individuals with other problems such as homelessness, mental illnesses, chronic medical conditions, and those suffering from more than one of these conditions.
To get started with finding supportive housing, talk to your county case manager and try contacting your local United Way or Community Action Agency.
For more information:
Visit the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency.
Visit the Corporation for Supportive Housing website.
“I was four months pregnant when I got into treatment. I had been using for 7 years, since I was 17. You name it, I tried it. The program I went to had supportive housing for me after I completed my primary treatment. My baby weighed 6lbs, 7oz. and was full term. I stayed in supportive housing until my daughter was 6 months old. She is 2 1/2 now, and I am still sober and almost done with my dental assistant training. My daughter and I got off to a great start with the help of supportive housing.” -Charolette, parent