Aerosmith singer contributes $500k for Youth Villages house in Memphis


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, who wrote a hit song about an abused girl named Janie, is backing a program to support girls and young women who have faced abuse and neglect in the Memphis area.

Janie’s Fund, an organization created by Steven Tyler in partnership with Youth Villages, contributed about $500,000 to renovate a house at Youth Village’s Bartlett campus.

Janie’s House will open Feb. 4 and serve 14 girls at any given time, about 26-30 annually, Youth Village’s marketing and communications director Crissy Lintner said.