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.
Proof Alliance hopes to inspire women to “shed the shame, blame, and guilt” that often results from substance use, abuse and addiction during pregnancy.
The Circle of Hope (COH) is a support group for women who have used alcohol and/or drugs during pregnancy. These women are lovingly known as “Warrior Moms” because of their incredible strength. Many of the women are in recovery and serve as mentors to one another. Together, they support one another in overcoming the stigma of alcoholism, addiction, and FASD. They support one another by offering hope and encouragement as they face the challenges of parenting children with a history of prenatal alcohol and/or drug exposure. Proof Alliance has an open door and welcomes birth moms in all stages of her pregnancy and parenting journey.
Meets the 1st & 3rd Monday of the month
Where: Proof Alliance office, 1876 Minnehaha Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55104
Time: noon – 1:15 p.m.
Childcare is available on a limited basis upon request.
Transportation may also be available on request.
Contact: Kendra Gludt at 651-917-2370.
For upcoming dates, times, and locations for a Circle of Hope Support Group in other areas of Minnesota please contact Kendra Gludt at 651-917-2370.
Proof Alliance also offers other support groups for caregivers raising children with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) throughout Minnesota. Check the Proof Alliance calendar for upcoming support groups near you.
If you are interested in attending a Circle of Hope Support Group, becoming a member of our private Facebook group, or have any other questions inquire here.