STEVEN TYLER OPENS HOME FOR ABUSED GIRLS
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has recently opened Janie's House, a home for abused and neglected girls just outside Atlanta. Tyler participated in a "scarf cutting" on Wednesday at the facility at Youth Villages' Inner Harbour campus in Douglasville, Georgia. Tyler, co-wrote Aerosmith's hit "Janie's Got a Gun" almost 30 years ago, knew he wanted to help young women who had been abused.
He met with the residents and toured the facility he helped to establish. "You can see in their faces and hear in their voices how broken they are," he said. While I was in rehab, I found out most of women in there were battered and beaten and abused verbally and sexually in huge numbers," he said. "It was like seven out of 10, eight out of 10."
Tyler participated in various charities for years but in 2015 started his own, Janie's Fund and partnered with Youth Villages to help at-risk girls. He said he has high hopes for the residents, who, along with their families, will have resources, including therapy, to help better their lives.
Kudos to him on this amazing accomplishment!