The Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) was founded in 1998, with a clear vision: a world where women do not drink alcohol during pregnancy and individuals living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are identified, recognized and valued.

Since its inception, MOFAS has been a hub of hope for individuals and families affected by an FASD. MOFAS is the statewide organization serving as the leading voice and resource on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in Minnesota and on a national level, standing up for the rights of the FASD community, providing education and training so that FASD is better understood, and creating awareness so all women know that there is no safe level of alcohol use during pregnancy.
We invite you to browse our site to learn about prenatal alcohol exposure and the work MOFAS is doing. Share in our vision of celebrating alcohol-free pregnancies. And help us prevent FASD.

Mission: To eliminate disability caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and to improve the quality of life for those living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) throughout Minnesota.

Vision: A world in which women do not drink alcohol during pregnancy and people living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are identified, supported and valued.


Since 1998, the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) has led the cause of preventing FASD and alcohol related birth defects. Read a letter from our founder and president, Susan Shepard Carlson.

Board of Directors

The MOFAS Board is comprised of 15 members from diverse backgrounds including parents raising children with an FASD, and professionals from the medical, legal, human services and educational fields. View our board members.

Annual Reports

See the progress and impact that MOFAS is making in the lives of people living with an FASD, their families and in the prevention of FASD throughout Minnesota. View our annual reports.


MOFAS is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse work environment. View our employment opportunities.


Each E-Newsletter is full of information for caregivers, families and professionals on upcoming programs, family activities, support groups, trainings and current articles on FASD. Subscribe to the bi-monthly MOFAS E-News.

What’s Happening at MOFAS

Are you looking for events, policy updates, information about FASD, trainings and more? View our What’s Happening at MOFAS page for current news and updates.

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Families like mine need MOFAS.  We need to connect with others who live lives similar to ours, and we need the trainings that MOFAS provides so that eventually everybody understands.

– Jeff, parent

Training & Webinars

MOFAS is the statewide source for comprehensive, customized trainings on FASD for professionals.

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Family Support

We provide guidance and support for families living with an FASD.

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We host events, classes, support groups and more across Minnesota. There's something for everyone.

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Toll-Free: 1-866-90-MOFAS (66327)  •  Primary Phone: 651-917-2370  •  2233 University Avenue West, Suite 395, St. Paul, Minnesota 55114
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This site is provided to families and professionals as an informative site on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). It is not intended to replace professional medical, psychological, behavioral, legal, nutritional or educational counsel. Reference to any specific agency does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by MOFAS.