Aerosmith frontman Steve Tyler opened a facility in Memphis on Monday for girls who have suffered abuse or neglect.
The facility is called Janie's House, and is running out of a Youth Villages location in Bartlett, and was named after the band’s hit song “Janie’s Got a Gun,” the Memphis Commercial Appeal reported. The residence can house about 14 girls and will provide therapy for the victims.
Tyler spoke about the song, which is about a girl who was abused by her father who had addiction problems.
"As you can only imagine, being in a band with guys for 50 years, you can have problems," Tyler said. "And rather than quit, I decided to go to this treatment center for co-dependency."
The “Sweet Emotion” singer’s management contacted Youth Villages, a program that “provides help for children and young people across the United States who face a wide range of emotional, mental and behavioral problems,” according to its website.
Tyler donated some $500,000 to Youth Villages and designed the artwork at the home.
This is the second Janie’s House. The other residence is located in Atlanta, CBS News reported. A similarly named Janie’s Fund has helped raise about $4 million for the homes.
"This does my heart and my soul good. This is real," Tyler said at the ceremony. A girl who lives at the home said she was “grateful” to the singer for his help.
"I'm gonna bring this Janie's Fund with me wherever I go. It's like a dream come true," Tyler said.