About Janie’s Fund
Janie’s Fund is a philanthropic initiative created by Steven Tyler in partnership with Youth Villages to bring hope and healing to girls who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect. Steven first gave voice to this cause with his hit “Janie’s Got a Gun,” and his establishment of the fund ensures that these vulnerable girls will have an enduring voice for years to come. Janie’s Fund has two important goals: to bring much-needed awareness to the issue of abuse and neglect of children and to generate financial support to ensure that girls receive the most effective services available to help them overcome the trauma and pain of abuse. Contributions to Janie’s Fund support proven programs at Youth Villages that have demonstrated effectiveness in addressing the trauma of sexual abuse in children and expansion of these services to help even more girls. Learn more at www.JaniesFund.org.
ALL DONATIONS TO JANIE’S FUND WILL BE USED TO:
Support proven programs that have demonstrated effectiveness in addressing the trauma of sexual abuse in children and to expand these services to help even more girls. These services incorporate the latest research on developing brains and neuropsychology.
Further expand experiential therapies throughout Youth Villages’ five campuses, which help break through treatment barriers when traditional therapies have not been as effective. These experiential therapies include West African therapeutic drumming, art therapy, music therapy and recreational therapy.
Finally, funds also will be targeted to help girls by providing the critical “extended care” many of them need as they age out of foster care at 18 and make the transition to adulthood with little family support.
Q: Why did Steven Tyler create Janie’s Fund?
Q: Why is Steven creating Janie’s Fund now?
Q: Why is this issue of abuse and neglect so important to Steven Tyler?
Q: What will donations support specifically?
Q: How is Janie’s Fund governed?
Q: Why did Steven Tyler choose to partner with Youth Villages to create Janie’s Fund instead of creating his own foundation?
Q: What should people do if they learn about or suspect that a child may have been abused?
The Executive Council
The Executive Council comprises prominent individuals selected by Steven Tyler and Youth Villages to lend their influence to Janie’s Fund by providing active strategic advice and support for ongoing awareness, advocacy and fundraising efforts. Fervent believers in the children and young people Janie’s Fund serves, council members support the Janie’s Fund mission when and where it’s needed most. Perhaps most importantly, these influential people inspire our youth to believe that a brighter future is possible. The Executive Council acts solely in an advisory capacity.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Grammy winner Steven Tyler has established himself as an artist of the highest caliber as the front-man of the legendary rock band Aerosmith. Despite his lengthy resume and many achievements, Mr. Tyler considers Janie’s Fund to be his life’s true mission.
Chief Developement Officer - Youth Villages
Artist and Advocate
Corporate Branding Expert Strategic Alliances
CEO - Youth Villages
Speaker, Artist, and Advocate
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 childhelp.org/hotline/ for help. Anyone can report suspected child abuse or neglect, and reporting can save a child’s life. For state-specific info, visit Childwelfare.gov. Your call can protect a child and get help for a family.
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