Family & Youth Activities

MOFAS provides ongoing family friendly activities and retreats for adoptive, foster, kinship families, caregivers, and children, because being around other families that understand is important.

Online Activity 

You and Your Child with an FASD is an online activity to help answer the questions “how is your child doing and how are you doing with your child?”

Family Fun Events

Check back often for our upcoming activities and events.


Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Bunny Therapy (It’s Real) – Golden Valley (PDF Flyer) 
Golden Valley Humane Society (Auditorium), 845 Meadow Ln N, Golden Valley, MN 55422
Cost: Free

Attention young animal lovers! Who knew there was such a thing as rabbit therapy? Well, it’s true and we want to check it out. Please join us for our very own, private activity to meet the therapy bunnies. We will have an opportunity to learn about these cuddly animals and the benefits of rabbit therapy from a local expert from the MCRS Rabbit Therapy Team.

Register online: https://trailblz.info/mofas/EventComplete.aspx?eventid=764

For questions, contact Marissa Lang at 651-917-2370.


young women's retreat Saturday, March 4, 2017 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Young Women’s Retreat (PDF Flyer)
Sisters of St. Joseph Carondelet Center (Main Enterance), 1890 Randolph Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
Cost: $15 (partial scholarships)

Join us for our 3rd Annual Young Women’s Retreat for teen and young adult women with an FASD (approximate ages 16-25). The theme this year will be “Taking Care of You.” It is a day that will be filled with laughs and new friendships! We will focus on self-care and personal safety. A delicious lunch will be provided, and an expert in self -defense will join us in the afternoon and teach us some moves!

Register online: https://trailblz.info/mofas/EventComplete.aspx?eventid=767

For questions, contact Marissa Lang at 651-917-2370.


Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Let’s Talk About FASD (PDF Flyer)
MOFAS Office, 2233 University Ave W, Suite 395, St. Paul, MN 55114
Cost: Free

Newly diagnosed or just want to learn more about how FASD impacts your life? Join us for a special event for teens and young adults hosted by the YouthACT Thundercats peer leadership group. We will provide an FASD overview, have a panel discussion with young adults who have an FASD, and do some fun activities to help identity challenges and share strategies.

To RSVP, contact Marissa Lang, marissa@mofas.org or 651-917-2370.


team quest Sunday, April 7, 2017 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Team Quest Outdoor Adventure (PDF Flyer)
True Friends – Camp Edenwood, 6350 Indian Chief Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55346
Cost: $10 (scholarships available)

What does it take to become a leader? Join us for a day of adventure, team building, and leadership. We will learn skills to make positive choices and become youth leaders. Our group will participate in Team Quest, an outdoor opportunity to get to know one another and progress from simple challenges to great high-ropes feats, all in a few hours! Be sure to dress for outdoor adventure!

Register online: https://www.trailblz.info/mofas/eventcomplete.aspx?eventid=1776

For questions, contact Marissa Lang at 651-917-2370.


create art Sunday, May 21, 2017 | 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Create Art with Friends (PDF Flyer)
Leonardo’s Basement, 150 W 60th St, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Cost: Free

Join us for an event for art lovers! We will be working with Leonardo’s Basement, which provides inventive workshops to help people of all backgrounds and ages apply the powers of imagination, curiosity, problem-solving to create engineering, art, and technology projects. The studio will be reserved for MOFAS only during this time.

Register online: https://trailblz.info/mofas/EventComplete.aspx?eventid=1775

For questions, contact Marissa Lang at 651-917-2370.


Family Retreats

MOFAS offers Family Retreats for families impacted by an FASD. You can have the opportunity to be around other families who “get it” in a supportive environment. View our photos from past retreats on Facebook. For questions related to family retreats, contact Marissa Lang or call 651-917-2370.


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