Amani’s LifeSet Story
Amani, 19, spent over three years in the foster care system due to instability in her home. During that time she was placed in the care of relatives – a kinship foster placement, often the best for children.
Becoming a Successful Parent – Maddie’s Story
At 16 years old, Maddie gave birth to a baby boy. She was living in a small apartment with her mother at the time. Maddie and her mom had issues relating to each other. They were in family therapy, but Maddie felt it wasn’t enough.
Brandy Finds Her Path with LifeSet in Middle Tennessee
Brandy was a thriving junior in high school when her world turned upside down. Her mother died of a stroke, leaving her and her younger sister unsure of what would happen next, including whether they could stay together. Luckily, Brandy had an aunt who took guardianship of the girls during her senior year of high school.
The road to being a successful parent – Natalie’s story
Every parent wants their children to grow up and do amazing things with their lives. For Natalie, making sure her baby boy has a better childhood than she did is a number one goal.
How does it feel to “age out” of foster care
Every year, approximately 20,000 young people turn 18 in child welfare systems without ever being reunited with their biological family. Ary, a young woman receiving help in Youth Villages Oklahoma’s LifeSet program experienced the ups and downs of that big birthday.
Serena is taking control over her future
Serena’s success from foster care to adulthood, with a little help from LifeSet. Serena first entered foster care when she was 16 years old. “When you are taken into foster care, you feel like you lose everything and lose control over your life,” Serena said.
Scholars like Ali show how to ‘defy the odds’
When Ali graduated from college this year, she decorated her cap with a special message. “I chose to put ‘defying the odds’ on my graduation cap because statistically, I shouldn’t have even gone to college, let alone graduate,” Ali said. “But I did both!”
Turning Points LifeSet helps Jamyra Achieve Her Goals
Jamyra was on her way to becoming just another negative statistic — a former foster child who failed to become an independent adult. But, just when the young woman needed help most, Turning Points for Children partnered with Youth Villages to bring LifeSet to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Julia beats the odds
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults, or 18% of the population, age 18 and older. Julia is a 19 year old in our LifeSet program who has struggled with anxiety her entire life.
Steven Tyler’s 4th Annual Grammy Awards® Viewing Party Benefiting Janie’s Fund Raises Record-Breaking $4.6 Million
Last night, music legend and humanitarian Steven Tyler hosted the 4th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Viewing Party benefitting Janie’s Fund, presented by Live Nation.
Finding My North Star: My journey from foster care to success
When things get hard, many of us turn to the closest things to help us escape. I was lucky. The closest things to me were books, and I read every single book I could get my hands on, cover to cover.
Pastry and Steven Tyler’s Janie’s Fund launch movement to empower girls
Atlanta-based dance shoe company, Pastry, announced it is ‘stepping up’ and joining in the fight with Steven Tyler’s Janie’s Fund to support girls and young women that have experienced the trauma of abuse and neglect.
Hope in the Middle of Despair
An Open Letter to my Brothers and Sisters the World Over: My one birthday wish for today…a gift of healing for the world. My heart is broken… I don’t know how else to say it. Never in my lifetime have we, as one race (the human race), faced such challenges as we do...
“I Am Janie”
On April 2nd, Janie’s Fund launched the I Am Janie campaign in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month. With the participation of influencers like Jane Lynch, Terry Crews, Rumer Willis, Derek Hough, and Mia and Chelsea Tyler, the campaign has brought...
GRAMMY Award®-winning recording artist Steven Tyler opens Janie’s House in Memphis
Steven Tyler stands together with girls who will receive treatment at Janie's House at the center's grand opening on Youth Villages' Bartlett, Tennessee campus on February 6, 2019. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Steven Tyler earlier this week celebrated the opening...
Steven Tyler’s Second Annual GRAMMY Awards Viewing Party benefiting Janie’s Fund presented by Live Nation
Hollywood and Rock Royalty Gathered at the Exclusive Gala Raising $2.8 Million for Janie’s Fund Aerosmith Closed the Night with Epic Live Performance(Credit: Getty Images) LOS ANGELES, CA (February 11, 2019) – Last night, iconic music legend and humanitarian Steven...
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