HOW DID THE FUND START?
During the litigation process from 2015 to 2019, some of the plaintiffs who filed suits under the Minnesota Child Victims Act (MCVA) recognized there were other alumni that could benefit from healing support who did not participate in the litigation process. It is for this reason that some of us were compelled to find a way to provide a path to healing support for other survivors.
When settlements were being negotiated, a request was made by a group of plaintiffs to the current administration of the Children’s Theatre Company to provide seed money for the establishment of a Survivors Wellness Fund. During the settlement process, Children's Theatre agreed to provide initial funding. CTA Wellness Fund was established as a nonprofit organization in 2020 to administer these funds.
WHO CONTROLS THE FUND?
The CTA Wellness Board of Directors administers and tends to the Fund, independently of Children's Theatre. The theater has no connection other than its initial financial contribution. Fund distribution is handled by a third-party entity so confidentiality for applicants is ensured.
HOW LONG WILL FUNDS BE AVAILABLE?
To make sure that the Fund is available for years to come, fundraising will be needed to keep the Fund strong and be able to assist as many people as possible. If you are interested in helping in our fundraising efforts, please reach out to the Board of Directors at Board@CTAWellness.org.
WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE?
Each applicant will have unique needs based on their own life circumstances. The Application Consultants can help determine and design a support structure that works best for each individual's emotional and physical wellbeing. Funds will be sent directly to care providers, not to fund applicants. The Fund is structured to pay for services via a third-party administrator.