Steven Tyler Opens Facility For Abused Girls
Aerosmith frontman Steve Tyler started a center in Memphis on Monday for women who have suffered neglect and/or abuse.
The center is named Janie’s House, also is operating from a Youth Conveniently place in Bartlett, also has been named after the group’s hit song “Janie’s Got a Gun,” that the Memphis Commercial Appeal reported. The residence can home about 14 women and will offer treatment for those victims.
Tyler talked about the tune, which is all about a woman who had been abused by her dad who had addiction issues.
“As you can only imagine, being in a band with guys for 50 years, you can have problems,” Tyler said. “And rather than quit, I decided to go to this treatment center for co-dependency.”
The “Sweet Emotion” singer’s management contacted Youth Villages, a program that “provides help for children and young people across the United States who face a wide range of emotional, mental and behavioral problems,” according to its website.
Tyler contributed some $500,000 to Youth Villages and made the art at the house.
This is the next Janie’s House. Another residence is situated in Atlanta, CBS News reported. A similarly called Janie’s Fund has helped raise approximately $4 million to its houses.
“This does my heart and my soul good. This is real,” Tyler said at the ceremony. A girl who lives at the home said she was “grateful” to the singer for his help.
“I’m gonna bring this Janie’s Fund with me wherever I go. It’s like a dream come true,” Tyler said.