MOFAS Priority: Prevention Programs

With the right supports, mothers with substance use disorders can maintain sobriety and lead healthier lives with their children. MOFAS works to provide these supports through the Family-Centered Long-Term Recovery Supports grant. With funding from this grant, EmPower CTC hosts the Community of Recovery Aiding Families in Transition (CRAFT) prevention program. CRAFT serves women with histories of Alcohol-Use Disorders and Substance Use Disorders who are either pregnant or parenting young children in Olmsted County and Winona County. In this video, you can hear stories from people involved in the CRAFT program, including participants and staff. MOFAS has worked extensively to secure funding at the state level so we can better support moms. In 3.5-years, from 2013 to mid-2016, the program served 298 women at an average cost of $2,467 per family for the entire 3.5 years, or just $705 per family per year. Only four babies were born with prenatal substance exposure during that period. The program works by addressing root problems for the most vulnerable families and connecting them with existing community resources. You can help further our mission by donating to MOFAS at https://www.mofas.org/donate.

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