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.
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.
|Wednesday, July 5, 2017 | 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
RAMP Movie and Info Night (PDF Flyer)
The Wellstone Center, 179 Robie St E, St. Paul, MN 55107
Cost: Free for those in the RAMP program
MOFAS is hosting a movie and information night for families interested in learning about the Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program™. Families are welcome to learn about the RAMP™ program, which is a new mentorship program for youth ages 12-17 with known or suspected FASD, then watch a movie. Dinner will be provided.Transportation is available for families from Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington Counties. Also, limited childcare is available for families. There is no cost to attend this event or to participate in the program. Incentives will be available for youth that are actively participating! Please RSVP so we can plan appropriately for meals and childcare.RSVP to Aspen Lofgren at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-917-2370
|Saturday, July 22, 2017 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
RAMP Goes to Valley Fair! (PDF Flyer)
Valley Fair, 1 Valley Fair Dr Shakopee, MN 55379
Cost: Free for those in the RAMP program
Join us for a day of learning and fun at the greatest amusement park in Minnesota! Youth will participate in a STEM-related project and have fun at the park. A catered lunch also will be provided.
We also invite parents and other volunteers to chaperone this trip.
Transportation will be provided from the MOFAS office at 10 AM; we will leave the park at 3:30 PM. Participants are welcome to provide their own transportation if they would like to stay later at the park. If you need help with transportation to and from the MOFAS office, please let us know.
Limited space available, RSVP to Aspen Lofgren at email@example.com or 651-917-2370
|Sunday, July 23, 2017 | 3 – 5:30 p.m.
Picnic & Kickball for Adults with an FASD (PDF Flyer)
Longfellow Park, 3435 36th Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55406
Join us for a picnic to connect with other adults age 25+ with an FASD. This will be a great way to make new friends have some fun! We will have yard games and a friendly game of kickball. MOFAS will provide food and lemonade. Family and significant others welcome. RSVP required.* This is an alcohol and drug-free event.
Register online: http://bit.ly/2pRxkecFor questions, contact Marissa Lang at 651-917-2370.
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.
|June 30 – July 2, 2017
MOFAS Family Retreat
Confidence Learning Center, 1620 Mary Fawcett Memorial Drive West, Brainerd, MN 56401
Cost: $25/person, pay onlineThe MOFAS Fall Family Retreat will take place in Brainerd, just 150 miles northwest of the Twin Cities. The event is open to families raising children of all ages with an FASD, and their siblings. Enjoy a variety of family activities such as campfires, nature center, swimming, feeding the hobby farm animals, crafts, glass bottom boat rides and fishing are all included. All activities are adapted for any level of participation, but parents must supervise children at all times to ensure a safe and fun weekend experience. The family retreat is a wonderful way to connect with other families and build lifelong friendships. Each cabin is equipped with a bathroom and full kitchen in a shared living space. Families will have a private bedroom with bunk beds.Interested in transportation? Send an email or call to inquire.Partial scholarships are available and must be submitted to Marissa@mofas.org by June 1, 2017, for consideration.Register: Download registration form (PDF) and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.For questions, contact Marissa Lang at 651-917-2370.
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.