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.
While avoiding alcohol use during pregnancy may seem like a simple action to some, it is not always that easy for everyone. This is especially true for a person with an alcohol use disorder who may need extra support to abstain from alcohol when they are pregnant.
You can use this free online tool to help you assess your drinking patterns: www.alcoholscreening.org. Please remember that if you are pregnant, there is no known safe level of alcohol use during pregnancy.1
Did you use alcohol or drugs during pregnancy? You are invited to be a part of the Circle of Hope group, where women with incredible strength join together to share their stories, shed the shame, and support each other through the challenges of raising children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Learn dates, times and location for this monthly meeting. For more information, contact Kendra Gludt at 651-917-2370.
To find additional support in your community, please go to the Minnesota Recovery Treatment Facility Locator
These treatment centers allow women to have their children with them while participating in a residential treatment program:
To find out more about the steps needed to seek treatment, contact:
Last updated: March 2019