Steven Tyler Opens “Janie’s House” For Abused Women And Girls

Steven Tyler helped cut the ribbon — one of his signature scarves, actually — on Monday (Feb. 4) at the opening of Janie’s House, a Bartlett, Tenn., home for girls and women who’ve been abused or neglected.

The “scarf-cutting” was the latest effort from Janie’s Fund, an organization created by Tyler in partnership with Youth Villages to help women in need. According to a press release announcing the opening, the house is located on an 82-acre Youth Villages campus in Bartlett — just outside of Memphis — which will have enough space for 14 women and girls at at a time and dozens annually. In addition to residential accomodations, the 3,900-square foot House offers access to 24-hour medical care and therapeutic support, with an outdoor living space overlooking a scenic lake and inspirational murals and quotes chosen by Tyler.

“The mission of Janie’s Fund does my heart and my soul good,” Tyler said in a statement. “This is real – to help even just one girl through Janie’s House is a dream come true… just when the world feels over, you can turn into a butterfly.”

The home and Fund were inspired by the 1989 Aerosmith hit “Janie’s Got a Gun,” which chronicled the abuse of a child and her violent revenge.

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