Who better to explain Janie's Fund than Steven himself
Janie's Fund is a philanthropic initiative created by Steven Tyler in parnership 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. Janies Fund has two important goals: to bring much-needed awarenes 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,
" I knew it wasn't going to be easy, Sharing my story isn't easy, and will never be easy. Sometimes doing the right thing isn't easy, but when you know it's the right thing to do,and you have a desire to help others, You do it. You do the hard thing."
Watch as Edie shares her story FROM SECRETS TO SUPPORT at Steven Tyler's 2nd annual Grammy Viewing Party Gala for Janies Fund in Los Angeles, California. helping to raise 2.8 Million dollars for girls who've suffered from abuse and neglect.
If you'd like to "choose your weapon" and be a Warrior for Janie's Fund, you can help by donating here. Every dollar, every cent, goes directly to helping the girls of Janie's Fund.
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 Childwefare.gov. Your call can protect a child and get help for a family.