Rock and roll musician Steven Tyler has already donated hundreds of thousands of dollars in order to ensure the health and happiness of abused girls – and now, his money is being used to run a new women’s shelter in Tennessee.
Earlier this week, the Aerosmith frontman attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Janie’s House: a newly-renovated shelter for abused and neglected girls outside of Memphis.
The shelter was opened earlier this week on the Youth Villages Bartlett campus
thanks to a $500,000 donation from Tyler.
Its facilities are designed to offer treatment and accommodations for up to 14 girls who have experienced trauma in the past. The shelter was aptly named after Aerosmith’s hit 1989 song “Janie’s Got a Gun” about a girl who was abused by her family.
This is the second Janie’s House shelter that Tyler has opened. The first facility was opened in Atlanta back in 2017 – and with the help of Tyler’s philanthropic organization, Janie’s Fund, he hopes to open many more shelters in the future.
Janie’s Fund was created in partnership with the Youth Villages nonprofit in 2015. In addition to opening two Janie’s Houses, Tyler also made a $532,000 donation in December to support American foster children after they have aged out of the foster care system.
In total, Tyler’s initiative has raised about $4 million in funding for abused women and children.
(WATCH the news coverage below) – Photo by Janie’s Fund
This article originally appeared on Good News Network.