Steven Tyler Opens Second Janie’s House to Support Abused Girls
According to WMTW, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler has opened another Janie's House, just outside of Memphis, Tennessee for girls that have been abused or neglected. The building will house up to 14 girls at a time and help 30 girls a year by providing 24 hour support to them. Tyler opened the first Janie's House through his Janie's Fund nonprofit in 2017 in Atlanta.
Janie's House is named after the 1989 Aerosmith song, "Janie's Got a Gun", which is about a girl seeking revenge on her abusive father. Tyler wants to create safe spaces for women who have been abused to receive counseling, to heal and to become whoever they want to be.
Janie's Fund philanthropic initiative has raised around 4 million dollars and partners with Youth Villages, a nonprofit that supports families facing emotional and behavioral problems. Tyler has donated $500,000 to Youth Villages and has designed the building's artwork as well.
Steven has been sober for a long time and takes part in a 12-step sobriety program. Part of his mission is to inspire some of these women to get clean and become the people that they want to be.
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A scarf cutting ceremony took place at the Memphis Janie's House this Monday. Yes, a scarf cutting. How Steven Tyler is that?