The Mission

Janie’s Fund is dedicated to providing resources to help put the pieces back together again for abused girls. Each year in our country, more than 68,000 children are raped or sexually abused. The number of girls experiencing this devastating trauma before the age of 18 is a staggering 1 in 5. This MUST change.


Janie’s Fund was created with two important goals in mind:

  1. Bring much-needed awareness to the issue of abuse and neglect of children in our country. We’d like to create an army of voices for this important issue that often gets overlooked and is hard for people to talk about. It’s far too often considered a taboo subject.
  2. Generate much-needed financial support to ensure that girls receive the most effective support available to help them overcome the trauma and pain of abuse.

The Force For Families

Steven Tyler has partnered with Youth Villages, the nation’s leader in proven results for youth facing the biggest challenges. Since 1986, Youth Villages has helped more than 50,000 abused and neglected girls find long-term success. Youth Villages uses evidence-based practices along with an outcome-driven approach to provide the most effective and responsible treatment. Youth Villages offers a better approach, and the results are remarkable. Their long-term success rate of 80% is nearly twice the national average, compared to traditional services. And they operate at one-third the cost. Youth Villages has been recognized by Harvard Business School, U.S. News & World Report, and the White House as one of the nation’s most promising results-oriented nonprofits.

We must do all we can to help girls who’ve been abused or neglected.

Janie's Fund is proud to have such a proven and trusted partner. Contributions to Janie’s Fund will help Youth Villages sustain its outstanding programs dedicated to helping abused and neglected girls.

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Proven Success

Research backs up Youth Villages’ track record of success but nothing tells the full story of their life-changing work like these personal testimonies of transformation and healing. Read just a few of the stories that exemplify the help Youth Villages offers to girls who’ve been abused and neglected.

  • Going, going, gone! Steven Tyler’s Janie’s Fund wins big with sale of rare sports car Friday Feb 3, 2017 – 2:08 PM
    $800,000 raised for Janie’s Fund philanthropic partnership with Youth Villages MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Feb. 3, 2017) – A rare sports car from the personal collection of Steven Tyler has been auctioned, raising $800,000 for his Janie’s Fund, a philanthropic partnership with Youth Villages. Tyler and his “car for a cause” were one of the biggest draws […]
  • Steven Tyler to receive 2016 Humanitarian Award at the UN Ambassadors’ Ball Thursday Nov 17, 2016 – 2:11 PM
    NEW YORK (Nov. 17, 2016) – The Hospitality Committee for United Nations Delegations has named Steven Tyler the recipient of its 2016 Humanitarian Award. Tyler will be honored at the Ambassadors’ Ball on Dec. 3 in New York. The honor is in recognition of the musician’s philanthropic partnership with Youth Villages through Janie’s Fund, created by Tyler […]

If you or someone you know may be experiencing abuse or neglect, please call the Childhelp® National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) or visit for help. Anyone can report suspected child abuse or neglect, and reporting can save a child’s life. For state-specific info, visit Your call can protect a child and get help for a family. Contact Us

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